Tooth Extraction for Damaged or Decayed Teeth in Leesburg, VA
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Extract Problem, Diseased, or Decayed Teeth
It can be quite an unsettling feeling when your dentist recommends a tooth extraction. A tooth extraction is when the tooth is removed from the mouth, typically because it is infected with bacteria, decay, trauma, or any other issues. In most cases, a tooth can usually be saved from an infected pulp if the dentist performs a root canal therapy treatment. When an adult tooth needs to be extracted for which ever reason, your dentist will always recommend a form of tooth replacement. Although it may not be aesthetically pleasing to have a missing tooth in your smile, as far as health and functionality go for your mouth, it is better to have a restorative tooth option available. To replace a missing tooth as soon as possible is needed to ensure no further issues with the jawbone or gums occur at a later date.
There are many reasons as to why a tooth may need to be extracted. In addition to the issues mentioned above, your dentist may need to extract a tooth in order to make space in the mouth for braces, make room for adult teeth of pediatric patients, aesthetic reasons, and unfortunate cases of gum disease.