When it’s possible, we avoid tooth extraction — in fact, Dr. Schreiner prefers that every patient keep as many of their natural teeth as possible. Thanks to modern dentistry techniques, we can save most problematic teeth. This is one of the reasons we’re the best for tooth extraction in Keller, TX.
In unique cases, we can’t save every tooth. Below are a few of the most common indicators you may need an extraction.
Reasons you may need our tooth extraction in Keller, TX.
Reason 1: Your tooth has too much decay
When tooth decay is caught early, we can often repair the damage it causes. It is common to restore the tooth with a filling or dental crown.
However, if the decay isn’t treated in time, the structure of the tooth may be weakened. If left untreated, the decay will spread. For teeth that are beyond the point of restoring, our tooth extraction in Keller, TX can be recommended.
Reason 2: Your tooth is too infected
Infections can occur when bacteria makes its way inside one of your root canals. In many cases, root canal therapy is the best solution.
When an infection becomes severe enough we may recommend extraction and replacement of that tooth. This may be the best option for maintaining good oral health.
Reason 3: Your tooth is impacted
Impacted Teeth, can require extraction. We work to save impacted canines, as the cuspids are crucial to sustaining a proper bite. When your wisdom teeth are impacted they are usually removed. Third molars are usually not necessary and keeping them may lead to future oral health problems. All of these services are gladly offered to you with our tooth extraction in Keller, TX.
Reason 4: Your mouth is too crowded
When it comes to the mouth, each tooth has a specific structure and purpose. Having too many teeth can cause oral health problems. If any primary teeth remain in place, after permanent teeth erupt, the dental arch can be overcrowded. For these unyielding primary teeth, a tooth extraction is required.
However, in a crowded mouth, it is more common that a small underdeveloped jaw, or teeth that are larger than their available space, will cause the need for a tooth extraction. This type of crowding is generally fixed through a combination of specific tooth extractions and orthodontic treatments.
Reason 5: You have advanced gum disease
A leading cause of tooth loss is Gum disease. Healthy gums can act as the foundation to secure and hold your teeth in place.
In the case of a tooth with its roots are not properly anchored, it is common for patients with advanced gum disease to have lost that tooth. If advanced gum disease is found around one or more of your teeth without adequate support, our tooth extraction in Keller, TX may be recommended.