Having a Tooth Extraction
Posted May 11, 2016.
If you have a loose tooth, or are looking to wear braces, you might be in need of a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is what happens when your oral surgeon extracts a tooth from its socket in the bone. Typically, a tooth is extracted as a last resort, after other options, such as a filling or crown might repair the damaged tooth. Other reasons a tooth might require an extraction are:
— You have extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.
— If a baby tooth doesn’t fall out when it is supposed to so that the permanent tooth is able to come in.
— If you are going to be getting braces, and need room for the new position of the teeth.
— If you are undergoing radiation to the head and neck area.
— If teeth have become infected from using cancer drugs, and your immune system is compromised.
— If you have had an organ transplant and teeth can become infected.
— Your wisdom teeth may need extraction before or after they come in. If they have decay, are causing you pain, or have an infection or a cyst, they may require removal.
Having a tooth extracted can prevent further damage to a tooth as well as prevent an infection. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Tyler Williams with Pinecrest Dental is pleased to offer tooth extractions as well as wisdom teeth removal for our patients in Taylorsville, Utah. Once the extraction is performed, we offer complete and partial dentures, dental bridges, dental Implants and more to restore your healthy smile. So if you are experiencing problems with your teeth that might require extraction, we invite you to give our team a call at (801) 503.0035 and let us get you smiling again!