Even after you’ve accepted the fact that your tooth needs to be extracted, you might still question just how that restores your smile. After all, most restorative treatments are designed to repair and preserve your healthy, natural tooth structure. However, when your tooth needs extraction, it’s because it can’t be repaired, and in many cases, there isn’t enough healthy structure left to save. By extracting the tooth, your dentist can stop it from threatening the rest of your oral health, and if appropriate make it possible to replace the tooth to fully restore your smile.
Removing a Severe Tooth Infection
Tooth decay is the most frequently occurring chronic dental issue, but it’s also one of the most easily treatable. Therefore, tooth decay isn’t as common a reason for tooth extraction, but in severe cases, the infection in your tooth can be so extensive that your tooth can’t be saved from it. Extracting the tooth may be necessary to stop the infection from spreading, and so your dentist can replace it with lifelike bridge or implant-supported crown.
Restoring Your Tooth Function
Beside tooth infection, damaged teeth are also usually simple to restore. Depending on the extent of it, your dentist might restore the tooth with a custom veneer or lifelike dental crown. However, if the tooth is broken into several different pieces, or if the root has become damaged, then extracting the tooth and replacing it may be the best way to restore your bite’s ability to function properly.
Find Out if Restoring Your Smile Means Tooth Extraction
While most restorative dental treatments help you preserve your natural teeth, tooth extraction may be necessary to restore your smile when one or more teeth can’t be saved. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling the Sunny Smiles dental office nearest you in El Paso, TX, today! We have offices in the East, Northeast, and Westside of El Paso, and happily welcome patients from all nearby communities, including Chaparral, Canutillo, Vinton, and Sunland Park, New Mexico.