2 Post-Extraction Times You Don’t Need A Replacement

When you find out that you need a dental extraction, the first thing that pops into your mind is likely the visual of your smile with an open space. You don’t want this to happen because of the esthetics (and because it’s not good for your oral health). However, before you jump to conclusions, we encourage you to remember that you do not always require a tooth replacement after an extraction. Let’s cover some important details for a better understanding.

#1: It’s For Orthodontic Treatment

You may find that you require the removal of your tooth for orthodontic purposes. For instance, in order to provide enough room in your mouth to align an overcrowded smile, a dental extraction (or multiple) often becomes necessary. The removal of the tooth is due to the fact that you need to free up some space, so replacing that tooth would defeat the purpose. After removal, your teeth will be aligned to promote exceptional balance (and closed spaces).

#2: It’s A Wisdom Tooth

You don’t need your wisdom teeth. If you ever wondered what all of your friends have done after their wisdom teeth removal, now you know that none of them have received a replacement. Why? Well, because these third molars are removed without damaging your alignment or the balance of your smile (they’re just unnecessary). They come in when you’re in your late teen years or in your early twenties. Removing them ASAP if they’re poised to cause problems is very important. However, once they’re gone, the process is finished.

Extractions Can Promote Very Healthy Smiles

Keeping an open mind and coming in for care can make your extraction or other treatment much easier because you will feel informed and confident. Contact Absolute Dental Care today to schedule a visit in Virginia Beach, VA by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.