As a last resort for oral health, a severely infected, damaged or injured tooth may need to be extracted. You can rest assured that our dentist, Dr. David Cutler DDS, will do everything possible to restore your natural teeth if possible! But, if it is absolutely necessary, your tooth will come out for the betterment of the whole. Then, a restoration is in order. If you would like to learn more about the circumstances surrounding tooth extraction and live in Boise, ID, or the surrounding area, please feel free to contact us at Our Smile Dr. today.
Simply put, tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. Obviously, there should be a serious reason to do this! Typically, it is necessary when there is damage to the tooth, whether by infection or trauma. Another common extraction is removal of the wisdom teeth.Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that erupt from the gums at about age 17-21. They can cause many problems, either because they do not grow in properly, or they are crowding the other teeth.
Our team at Our Smile Dr. will first strive to avoid removing a tooth at all. If a root canal or some other procedure can save the tooth, that is always the best option whenever possible. But, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Afterward, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty, and function.
The potential circumstances and conditions that may necessitate tooth extraction are:
- Trauma to the mouth whereby a tooth or teeth are irreparably damaged.
- When infection has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure.
- Serious dental decay that has damaged the internal pulp and killed the tooth.
- Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth.
- Wisdom teeth that are misaligned, impacted, or crowding other teeth.
At Our Smile Dr., we take great care when performing tooth extraction procedures in order to ensure that our patients are comfortable and their dental experience positive. If you desire more information about tooth extraction, or if you would like a personalized consultation, we invite you to call 208-375-4544 and/or visit us in Boise, ID.