Could a tooth extraction improve your oral health? In some cases, removing a tooth is the best option for your dental problem. Your Kissimmee, FL, dentist, Dr. Vincent Grosso, helps you care for your smile with extractions and other dental services and procedures.
When might I need an extraction?
An extraction may be recommended if:
- You have extensive tooth decay: Fillings aren't an option if decay has destroyed most of your tooth. Extracting the tooth may be the only solution if you have widespread decay. Once the tooth is removed, it can be replaced with a dental crown or dental implant.
- It's time to get rid of your wisdom teeth: Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars that typically appear during the late teen years. Unfortunately, many people don't have enough room in their mouths for these teeth. Your Kissimmee dentist may recommend removing your wisdom teeth if they're blocked by bone or tissue and can't erupt, or if they are unhealthy after erupting normally.
- You had an accident: A blow to the face during a basketball game, car accident or a fall can damage teeth. In many cases, it may be possible to treat damaged teeth with dental crowns, root canals and other treatments. Unfortunately, extraction is the only option if the damage extends to your tooth roots.
- You're getting braces soon: Your orthodontist may ask your Kissimmee dentist to remove a few teeth if you'll be starting orthodontic treatment in the near future. If your teeth are crowded, extracting several of them can improve the results of your orthodontic treatment.
- You have a dental abscess: An abscess occurs when a bacterial infection attacks the pulp in the center of your tooth. The infection can travel to other parts of your body via your bloodstream if you don't receive emergency treatment. Antibiotics and root canal treatment are often very effective in treating abscesses. Unfortunately, an extraction may be needed if the infection lingers even after you received treatment.
Do you need a tooth extraction? Call your Kissimmee, FL, dentist, Dr. Vincent Grosso, at (407) 350-5969 to schedule an appointment.