Having a tooth removed can feel a bit daunting. If you believe you may need to have a tooth extraction here is more information to help educate you and put your mind at ease…
How Do You Know If You Need a Tooth Extraction?
Some common signs that your tooth may need to be extracted include dental pain, dental trauma, or dental overcrowding. If you experience dental pain or discomfort, visit your dentist and get their opinion on whether the tooth can be saved or not.
What Are The Benefits of Tooth Extractions?
Tooth extractions can sometimes be viewed as a negative thing but it can actually have many positive effects. It can help take away pain and discomfort and it can help make space for permanent teeth to grow in. Caring for your oral health can involve removing teeth that are causing problems or getting in the way of adult teeth growing in.
How Can You Prevent Tooth Extractions?
Caring for your natural teeth is one way to help keep your teeth from needing to be removed. Brushing and flossing regularly are key as well as visiting your dentist for regular dental cleanings. Avoiding excessive sugar or sticky sweets can also help keep your teeth in good shape.
However, it is important to note that some tooth extractions are necessary even when the tooth itself isn’t infected or damaged. For example, wisdom teeth often need to be removed due to their impact on the teeth surrounding them, not because they are infected.
Another way to prevent dental damage and possible tooth extractions is dental sealants. These are materials that are painted onto your teeth in order to better protect them from decay or damage.
If you would like to learn more about tooth extractions, call our office in Abbeville, LA today and set up an appointment!