In our previous blog, we took a look at the progression of dental decay – one of the world’s most common oral/bacterial health concerns – and how you can identify important signs or symptoms. Though decay is a common phenomenon that many face in their lifetime, it is far from the only thing to worry about. In fact, a host of other concerns could result in significant damage, and even falling out teeth! In cases such as these, it is important to consider the impact on your health and what treatment might be helpful. In today’s blog, your Auburn Hills, MI dentist explores the potential situations that may warrant dental extraction, as well as how it influences oral health.
When the Majority of the Tooth is Damaged
It goes without saying that, by and large, nobody would opt for a lost tooth as an adult, especially if there was another option to consider. Indeed, while the last thing our team wants is for you to lose a permanent structure, sometimes the situation is not as straightforward as you’d expect. In other words, some situations are out of your control, requiring consideration of difficult options, and extraction could be the best one presented.
An example of a situation in which dental extraction is ideal includes cases where the majority of the tooth is beyond saving. Our team will do everything we can to provide your teeth the best chances of success, however, we cannot completely reverse significant damage.
In cases where the majority of an oral structure is damaged, the best option is to remove the infection, including the structure itself. This is because the amount of damaged tissue we would have to remove is greater than what can be safely removed to maintain integrity. For more information about this process, reach out to our team.
The Impact on Daily Function
As you can imagine, a damaged tooth will begin to ache and throb, causing a disturbance in your smile’s ability to properly function. This is because oral bacteria work their way into the inner workings of your teeth where your sensitive nerves are housed. When everyday activities such as biting, chewing, and other processes needed to help you eat become increasingly more difficult to perform, you should seek our help immediately. Contact our office today to learn more.
A Threat to Neighboring Structures
A final example of instances where extraction is ideal includes when a tooth becomes a threat to surrounding structures. This is often the case with major infections, as the bacteria that cause the damage are independent from the tooth they are impacting. In other words, an infection will begin to extend its reach without intervention.
Schedule Your Appointment
Contact Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI by calling 248-852-1820 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the benefits of attending your visits.