Restoring Your Smile by Extracting a Tooth

For most of your life, sticking to good hygiene and regular preventive dental visits is the cornerstone of your dental health care. In some cases, it might also include undergoing a conservative, customized restorative treatment to stop an issue like tooth decay or tooth damage from growing worse. For some patients, though, certain dental health issues can grow so concerning a tooth can’t be fixed or saved and the only way to restore your smile is to extract it. When your tooth gets that bad, we can recommend comfortable tooth extraction, and when appropriate, a highly customized replacement (such as an implant-supported restoration).

When Tooth Extraction Is Appropriate

Because tooth extraction leaves you with a missing tooth, we only recommend it when absolutely necessary. For instance, if you have a wisdom tooth that has become impacted, then removing it will be the only way to stop the molar from pushing against your other teeth. If a tooth is too damaged to support a crown or too infected for root canal treatment to resolve, then extracting and replacing it may also be your best option. Before suggesting tooth extraction and replacement, we’ll carefully examine your tooth and oral health to determine if it can be saved through other means, first.

Learn if Extracting Your Tooth Is a Good Idea

Sometimes, extracting a tooth to make way for a more durable replacement is the best way to restore your smile’s health and function. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Saxonburg Dental Care in Saxonburg, PA, today at (724) 352-4440. We also proudly serve patients who live in Sarver, Butler, Cabot, Freeport, Natrona Heights, Tarentum and all of Western PA.