Tooth Extraction

Restoration through Tooth Extraction

When you can’t always prevent tooth damage or tooth decay from developing, the next best thing is to restore the tooth as soon as possible. However, when the tooth can’t be restored, the best thing for your smile may be to extract and replace it. Often, tooth extraction is a simple process that involves carefully grasping, loosening, and removing a tooth from its socket within your jawbone. In some cases, however, tooth extraction may be more complex, especially in the case of extracting impacted wisdom teeth. To determine if tooth extraction is your best option, your dentist will first thoroughly inspect your tooth and oral health to ensure that no other restorative treatment can save it.

Why Teeth Are Extracted

Tooth extraction is purposeful, but it still involves the loss of a tooth, which can have several impacts on your smile and oral health. Therefore, your dentist will only recommend tooth extraction when absolutely necessary, and your treatment planning will likely include an appropriate method for replacing the extracted tooth as soon as possible. For instance, some of the most common reasons for recommending tooth extraction include:

  • An impacted wisdom tooth that can’t fully erupt from the gum line
  • A tooth whose crown is too cracked or broken to restore
  • A tooth with a fractured or broken tooth root
  • A tooth that has become so extensively decayed that it can’t be saved
  • And more

Ask if Tooth Extraction Is a Good Idea

Tooth extraction can help you immediately remove a serious threat to your smile so that your dentist can fully restore your oral health. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Hillsview Dental in Rapid City, SD, today at 605-342-6652.