Reasons for Tooth Extraction

Has your dentist recently notified you that you might require a tooth extraction? there are several different reasons that an individual might be in need of extracting their tooth. Our team at Gentling Smiles provides high-quality treatments with the help of our experienced staff. Patients feel more at ease when knowing the reasons behind their treatment. Continue reading on to learn of a couple reasons for tooth extraction treatments.

Damage from Decay or Trauma

If a tooth has been affected by decay or trauma, and your dentist will do everything they can first to save the tooth and keep the entire smile healthy. However, if the damage is too extensive, then the best option might be to extract the tooth. To prevent shifting teeth, your dentist may recommend a restoration to replace the now missing tooth.


Dental issues such as overcrowding, a large tooth, or an uneven bite might require a tooth extraction. This is typically done in conjunction with another orthodontic treatment. Oftentimes, the alternative is a serious surgery that would help to realign the jaw.

Wisdom Teeth

Not every person needs to extract their wisdom teeth. It is typically only required of patients whose wisdom teeth become impacted. An impacted tooth is one that grows at a bad angle or does not come in at all. This situation can lead to infection, abscesses, pain, or swelling. Your dentist can provide you with the series of x-rays to see if your wisdom teeth will need to be extracted.

Timely Development in Kids

Sometimes a dentist may choose to extract a baby tooth, also known as a primary tooth, in a child’s smile if it appears to be affecting the growth and placement of the adult tooth.

Our team takes tooth extraction seriously and only recommends it if it is the best option for a patient. If you think you are in need of a tooth extraction, then call our Gentling Smiles clinic today to schedule your next appointment with a member of our staff. We are eager to provide you with the best care possible.

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