When Tooth Extraction Becomes Necessary

Extracting a tooth is the process of carefully removing it from its socket within your jawbone. The point is to remove a tooth that is so compromised that it can’t be saved so that your dentist can replace it with a functional, durable, and lifelike replacement. Or, in the case of wisdom teeth, to stop an impacted tooth from causing damage to other nearby teeth. Because it involves removing your natural tooth structure, extraction is only recommended when absolutely necessary. Also, we’ll help you preserve your smile afterward by choosing the most beneficial tooth replacement option following your extraction procedure.

Preserving Your Smile Afterward

When you extract an extremely troublesome tooth, you remove one of the biggest threats to your smile. However, you also remove some of the support that your remaining teeth need to continue biting and chewing properly. To stem the lingering effects of tooth loss, we may recommend replacing the extracted tooth with a dental bridge or a dental implant. Replacing the tooth restores the support and stability of the rest of your teeth so you can continue to bite, chew, speak, and smile comfortably. For optimal comfort, we may also recommend an appropriate level of dental sedation so you can remain calm and relaxed throughout your tooth extraction and replacement procedures.

Ask Us About Tooth Extraction

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call the Viva Dental office nearest you at 214-337-7800 in Dallas, or at 972-437-6000 in Richardson.