Having Discomfort In A Tooth?
Are you suffering from a problem tooth that is causing you nothing but discomfort? If the troublesome tooth is severely decayed and no other treatment option will solve the problem at hand, there is a chance that the tooth will have to be extracted. Extraction is a procedure that we may recommend to patients both young and old at any time. While it’s never something to look forward to, it is something that we recommend you understand in the event that you or a family member needs one. Continue reading to learn more about who might need this procedure, and why.
Who Might Need An Extraction
Dental extractions are never fun to think about or discuss. Believe us, it’s not our favorite topic either. However, there are times it cannot be avoided, so it’s important to understand why it might be needed. The thought of needing a tooth removed can instill a sense of panic in even the calmest patient. There are times that needing a tooth removed is no fault of your own.
Unfortunately, children are not exempt from needing a tooth removed. The issue could be as simple as needing to make room for adult teeth to grow in before orthodontic treatment is started. Other times, an extraction might be needed due to an accident. Toddlers falling and smacking their mouths or a child who takes an unexpected hit to the face while playing sports are also candidates for extractions. Younger children who need teeth removed will need no further treatment due to the expected arrival of their adult teeth. After the procedure, they can have some comfort in knowing they can expect the arrival of the tooth fairy to ease their troubles.
When moving into adulthood, the need for an extraction is likely due to a decaying tooth that can no longer be repaired. Gum disease, accidents, and a broken tooth are other issues that can lead to a tooth extraction.
Before treatment, we will explain everything in detail so as to eliminate any surprises and ensure that you are comfortable with the procedure. We will explain what to expect following the procedure and will discuss potential restoration options if applicable to your case.
To avoid tooth extractions, it is important to remain diligent with your dental hygiene visits. If you have not recently been to see us for a hygiene visit and dental exam, please contact our office located in Terre Haute, IN to schedule your next appointment. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help you with anything you need!