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When Is an Extraction the Best Option for My Oral Health?

One of our primary goals at Joy Dental is to preserve every one of your teeth if at all possible. There are times, however, when extracting a tooth may be our only option to ensure your safety and well-being. If this is the case, we have effective methods to remove your tooth safely with minimal discomfort.


Reasons to Extract a Tooth

Following are some of the most common reasons we may need to resort to extracting a tooth:

Damaged Teeth: Sometimes we must remove a tooth because it is no longer healthy enough to function, or may pose a risk to other teeth or your overall dental health. If a tooth is damaged severely due to trauma or cavities to the point that it is beyond treatment options, or if the tooth is very loose because of periodontal (gum) disease, we may have no alternative other than extraction.

Wisdom Teeth: One of the most common dental surgeries we perform is the extraction of wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. If they are decayed or infected, they may cause a lot of pain and will likely need removal. Additionally, wisdom teeth are often impacted or stuck in the jaw. That can cause damage to surrounding teeth, along with gum irritation, pain, and swelling. Impacted wisdom teeth must be extracted. Many of our patients need all four wisdom teeth removed, and we usually take them all out in one session.

Orthodontic Treatment:  At times, we need to extract healthy teeth that block other teeth from coming in, or to address tooth crowding and ensure the success of orthodontic treatment. When we create the required space, misaligned teeth have the room to shift gradually into place, with beautiful, aligned results.


Schedule Your Appointment Today

For quality, reliable care, contact Joy Dental today. While we will do everything we can to save a tooth, there are times where we have no choice but to opt for extraction! With our highly trained and experienced staff, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities. Call today!

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