Dr. Panchal may recommend a tooth extraction in certain cases. Although typically a last resort, tooth extractions may be necessary for a number of reasons. Some examples include:
Reasons Why You Would Need A Tooth Extracted
- A Baby Tooth With Long Or Misshapen Roots, Preventing The Adult Tooth From Erupting
- A Severely Decayed Tooth That Places Surrounding Teeth At Risk Of Decay
- Wisdom Teeth That Cause Dental Issues
- Infected teeth
- Orthodontic Correction For Cowding Or Spacing Issues
If necessary, Dr. Panchal may recommend extracting the affected tooth during your initial consultation. Otherwise, a follow-up dental exam will be scheduled for your tooth extraction. The extraction procedure is fairly brief, and we offer a number of pain management options to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.
Tooth extraction can sometimes result in movement or shifting of the surrounding teeth, a restoration such as a bridge or dental implants will likely be needed. A dental restoration procedure can prevent the teeth from shifting, helping to prevent a misaligned bite or future jaw problems from developing. We can also replace the missing tooth with other natural-looking dental procedures results to improve both the look and function of your teeth.
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