Q&A: Do I Need An Extraction?

qaskyFinding out that you need a tooth extraction isn’t always the most exciting moment. However, it’s one that you can feel quite optimistic about when you recognize its benefits. A tooth that is extremely diseased, broken, or suffering from other concerns is one that can lead to serious oral health complications. Fortunately, we can remove the tooth, replace it if necessary, and restore your smile back to exceptional health. Sounds good, right? Find out more from our Q&A session.

Questions and Answers

Question: My tooth is infected. Does this mean I need a tooth extraction immediately?

Answer: Not necessarily! In some instances, your infection may not have progressed very far. If this is the case, we may be able to save your tooth with a root canal treatment. However, when infection has led to too much damage, an extraction is often the next best course of action.

Question: I have a wisdom tooth that will likely damage my oral health in the future. Do you suggest a tooth extraction to protect my smile?

Answer: Yes. Whether your tooth is impacted or if we have found that it is growing in on a path that will damage nearby teeth, we will encourage its removal.

Question: My tooth is broken in a severe way. Are you going to be able to fix it with a dental crown or will I need an extraction?

Answer: It’s important to remember that every single case is completely unique. It’s possible that a crown will work for damage. However, extremely severe damage that results in a great amount of tissue loss can make a crown impossible. When this happens, we might suggest a tooth extraction (and, of course, a lifelike tooth replacement, so your smile can stay complete, functional, and lovely looking).