Why Would I Need A Tooth Pulled?
- Posted on: Sep 30 2018
Have you ever woken up with really bad tooth pain? Imagine waking up or living through extreme tooth pain that makes you reach for bottles of medication so you can focus on work. Doesn’t sound very fun does it? It might seem counter-intuitive, but sometimes pulling or extracting a tooth is the best thing for the overall health of your mouth. Keep reading to learn about tooth extraction and when it’s suggested.
A dentist or oral surgeon generally performs this procedure, and we try to make it as pleasant as possible for our patients. Local anesthetic applied to the site helps numb the area completely so you don’t feel anything during the extraction process. If your tooth is impacted, then you may be put under completely you are able to sleep while the dentist deftly removes the problematic tooth.
Why Tooth Extraction?
Though your teeth are supposed to last throughout your lifetime, permanent teeth may turn into more of an issue than they are worth. If they are doing more harm than good, it is time to consider extraction. For example, if you have a tooth that is badly damaged by decay, a tooth that has been broken due to an accident, or if you have other issues, it may be best to remove a tooth. Maybe your mouth is a little crowded, and your teeth are all fighting for space. Removing a tooth can help give your other teeth more healthy amounts of space in your mouth.
Overall, there are many reasons why your dentist may recommend pulling a tooth. Your circumstances and teeth may be different from someone else, who just needed a crown. It’s important to ask questions and make sure that you have all of the important information before you proceed with tooth extraction.
Schedule a Consultation
As mentioned, sometimes we may be able to avoid extracting a tooth and look toward other options. If the tooth isn’t severely damaged, and doesn’t cause danger to other teeth or the rest of your mouth, we can consider other alternatives. Contact us today at (701) 222-1800 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Deeter.
Posted in: General Dentistry