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When severe dental decay, infections, and tooth breakage leave you in serious pain, you may need a tooth extraction to resolve the problem. As your trusted dental care provider in Fort Collins, Colorado, we can pull your tooth if it’s far too damaged to save. You can then get relief from the dental pain and start exploring your tooth replacement options, including bridges, implants, and dentures.
What is Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extraction is the full removal of a tooth, including the root, from where it sits in the socket. This standard dental procedure is only performed when the tooth cannot be saved by other means. Before the extraction, your dentist will fully numb the area, so you can rest comfortably throughout the procedure. Afterward, you’ll get aftercare instructions to follow to help your gums heal without any complications.
Once the tooth comes out of the socket, it’s important to discuss your replacement options. Otherwise, nearby teeth could shift out of place and the jawbone might even start to deteriorate. Dental implants can halt the bone deterioration in its tracks while replacing the tooth in full. Or you could go with a dental bridge or dentures, depending on your preferences and overall oral health needs.
Signs You Need Tooth Extraction
If your tooth suffers irreparable damage, you may need to have it extracted and replaced with a prosthetic tooth. The damage may occur due to trauma, decay, or normal wear and tear over the years.
Other reasons for tooth extraction include:
To resolve crowding in preparation of getting braces
Severe infection that cannot be treated with a root canal
Adult teeth grow around the baby teeth instead of pushing them out
Wisdom teeth require removal due to minimal room behind your rear molars
If you’ve lost several teeth and want to get a full set of dentures or dental implants, you may need your remaining teeth extracted to prepare for the upcoming procedure.
As your dentist, we will always do all we can to preserve your natural teeth. If that’s not possible, we will let you know about the need for tooth extraction and discuss your replacement options. With that information, you can make confident dental care decisions that work best for your needs.
Learn More About Tooth Extraction at Radiant Dental Health
If you’d like to learn more about our tooth extraction services, reach out to our team at Radiant Dental Health with a call to 970-422-1122. We’re always available to assess your oral health and let you know if tooth extractions can help resolve your dental problems. So, please feel free to call whenever you need to come in and see your dentist.