The primary goal at Mishawaka Dental is to preserve your natural teeth and keep them healthy. However, there are situations when it is in your best interest to have a tooth removed. Reasons for tooth extraction include…
Trauma or Disease
In these situations, there are several ways to try and save the tooth. The damaged tooth might need a full-coverage crown, a root canal treatment, or both. However, sometimes these methods are not enough to keep the tooth functioning well and looking good. After consulting with your dentist at Mishawaka Dental, you may choose to remove the tooth and replace it with a strong and lifelike dental implant.
Teeth are sometimes extracted when there are too many of them for the size of the jaws. This condition is called crowding. Your dentist at Mishawaka Dental may advise to open an adequate amount of space through the extraction of one or more teeth, so that the remaining teeth can be properly aligned.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
Early removal of impacted wisdom teeth can prevent damage to neighboring teeth, bone, gum tissue, nerves and blood vessels. If an impacted wisdom tooth is in a dangerous position, we at Mishawaka Dental advise you to have it removed before its roots are fully formed.
If a baby tooth is out of position or is not lost in the right sequence, the permanent tooth growing underneath it might not develop normally. In this case, removing the baby tooth could prevent the need for further orthodontic treatment later on.
Many people are concerned degree pain they are going to experience after having a tooth extracted. A tooth extraction does not mean you will have to endure a painful procedure. During the procedure, local anesthesia will be used to numb your mouth so that you feel no discomfort while undergoing treatment. We also utilize additional methods to help you stay comfortable and calm if experience heightened anxiety over the procedure. At Mishawaka Dental, we understand that this treatment can be scary and stressful, and we will work with you to explore the many different options available to keep you feeling comfortable.
Regardless of the reason for removing a tooth, tooth extraction at Mishawaka Dental is very safe, painless, and routine procedure.