Extremely damaged teeth can cause significant harm if they are not salvageable and left in the mouth. For example, tooth decay is actually considered to be an infection disease, which means neighboring teeth can easily become affected if your severely decayed teeth aren’t removed. While extractions are far from the first choice for treatment, we can safely and effectively remove teeth if they pose a threat to your existing oral structures. Contact our office today to remove harmful teeth, get our of discomfort and protect your long-term oral health!
The most common reasons why dentists need to remove teeth is because decay has become so extensive, that no restorative treatment can effectively save the natural tooth. In many cases, this is because bacteria reached the pulp (inner area of the tooth) and the root. Decay in these areas can cause them to die, making them a liability inside your mouth. Alternatively, teeth may need to be extracted if a physical injury severely fractured them, leaving a hairline crack that extends below the gum line. In other cases, teeth are removed because they are trapped underneath existing teeth or gum tissue, leaving them prone to infection.