Your Extraction: Why You Should Keep Guilt Out Of It

The moment you discover you need a dental extraction, if you are like many of our Virginia Beach, VA patients, is the moment you may find yourself overcome with guilt. You may feel guilty about prior smile care, guilty about any issue that led to the damage or disease of your tooth, and more. However, what we’d love is if you could let that guilt go and simply focus on restoring your oral health! Think this easier said than done? If you take our suggestions on board, you just might find it’s quite simple!

Guilt Only Makes You Feel Worse!

We know that your immediate reaction to learning you need a dental extraction might include guilt. You think of the pathway you took that has gotten you to this point and you blame yourself. Then, you feel bad. Unfortunately, feeling worse isn’t going to help you, so do your best to instead, learn from the mistake if there is one. Ask yourself what you could have done differently. Once you have the answer, plan on implementing necessary changes into your life, so you won’t need another extraction! Then, you can feel good and motivated, rather than down in the dumps.

There’s A Solution, So It’s Okay!

Whatever your concern is, remember that it’s going to be okay! First, if your tooth is damaged, the dental extraction is a fantastic solution that actually allows us to thoroughly and safely removed the tooth, so you’re free of disease, injury, etc., and you can recover your oral health. Then, of course, there’s the fact that if you are going to be missing an essential tooth, we can replace the extracted tooth with something like a bridge or an implant and crown. Everything will be just fine!

You Can Do Better Next Time

Did we mention you can do better next time? Remember, if it’s about oral health disease, all you have to do is follow through with prevention in order to keep teeth strong and whole and not in need of a dental extraction. If you damaged your tooth during sports, start wearing an athletic mouthguard. If you need restorative care, come in rather than waiting too long. Follow your common sense in regard to your smile and you’ll be just fine.

See Us For A Beneficial Extraction

Do your best to retrain your mindset when you discover you need a dental extraction as you remind yourself that the removal of a damaged tooth is extremely advantageous! Call us soon if you have questions. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.