At Family Dental Excellence we will usually consider extraction after we have assessed and discussed all other options.
In the event that extraction is necessary our dental professionals will take every measure available to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your extraction.
Why you may require a tooth extraction
There are a number of reasons why you may require a tooth extraction. These can include:
Severe decay can be problematic for a number of reasons and if ignored can have a detrimental impact not only the affected tooth but also on the adjacent gum and even the associated jawbone.
Once the tooth decay has reached a more serious degree of damage, there may be no other option but to remove the damaged tooth.
Damage to a tooth via trauma can instigate the need for a severely cracked or broken tooth to require extraction. In this circumstance we can also take you through the appropriate options to restore your tooth loss.
If a tooth is broken or severely cracked it can also require extraction. In this circumstance we can take you through the appropriate options to restore your tooth loss.
Periodontitis or advanced gum disease
Advanced gum disease, otherwise known as periodontitis, can cause the need for tooth extraction. Once the gum becomes severely damaged around the tooth it has the potential to damage the jawbone and even the surrounding teeth. Periodontitis can be problematic for a number of reasons and will often require more extensive treatment.
Orthodontic treatment can require the need for tooth extraction in order to achieve the necessary tooth alignment with braces.
Wisdom teeth can ultimately cause a number of oral concerns, such as overcrowding, shifting of the teeth and impaction which can cause infection. We can discuss with you whether wisdom teeth extraction would be an appropriate course of action.
The dental professionals at Family Dental Excellence can assess your dental condition during your initial consultation in order to identify if you require tooth extraction here at our Upper Mt Gravatt dental practice.