When Is An Extraction Needed?

In some cases, tooth extraction is needed to get you back to good dental health. A serious case of tooth decay or an abscessed tooth can tooth extractioncause issues not just for the mouth, but for other parts of the body if left untreated for too long. Know in advance when a tooth extraction may be necessary. This treatment is offered by your dentist at Gwinnett Denture Center in Lawrenceville, GA.

What Is Tooth Extraction?
When a tooth is too loose or has become infected past the point of treatment, your dentist may suggest that it be removed. Tooth extraction is a common dental procedure that allows your dentist to give you relief from a tooth infection that can’t be treated with a root canal.

When Is It Needed?
Dental extraction is a solution that is recommended when all other treatment options have been exhausted. Because it is best that you keep your original tooth, this is the last case option. Extraction is often needed in the following situations:

- Late stage periodontitis causes the teeth to come loose.
- Late stage tooth decay.
- A tooth is broken or chipped beyond repair.
- Abscess rots the root of the tooth, requiring intervention before the infection spreads.

Life After an Extraction
Some people give up on their smiles after they have a tooth extracted. The gap is often unattractive (especially when it’s near the front of the mouth) and uncomfortable to live with. However, your Lawrenceville, GA dentist can create a custom denture device that restores your smile after extraction. Talk to your dentist about partial dentures versus full dentures. 

Have Your Smile Examined
Your Lawrenceville dentist will tell you if a tooth extraction is necessary, or if there are treatments that can help you avoid tooth loss. Call (678) 869-5400 today to schedule an exam at Gwinnett Denture Center in Lawrenceville, GA.