When teeth become damaged or infected, seeking immediate treatment is important. Your dentist can sometimes repair a damaged tooth, but when the damage is too severe, the tooth must be removed to keep it from causing more serious problems. Infection can spread easily to your gums and beyond, which is why it’s important to have infected teeth extracted if they cannot be treated.
Dr. Daniel has years of experience extracting teeth from patients of all ages. Tooth extractions are some of the most commonly performed oral surgery procedures. When you visit our office in Rohnert Park, CA, for a consultation, Dr. Daniel can determine if extraction is the best solution for your tooth. He will also discuss your options for tooth replacement with you, including the placement of dental implants.
Causes of Tooth Extraction
Teeth are incredibly susceptible to damage because of how constantly we use them and consequently how often they come into contact with bacteria. The need for an extraction can result from a range of conditions, including
- Damaged/Broken teeth: Broken teeth are frequently a result of facial traumas, car accidents, sports injuries, or physical altercations. When a tooth is broken or damaged beyond repair, Dr. Daniel will extract it to preserve the health of the rest of your mouth.
- Periodontal disease. Periodontal disease general occurs after infection develops around wisdom teeth or other molars. The infection spreads to your gums, and the disease causes nearby teeth to decay and loosen. Having these teeth extracted prevents them from spreading the infection to more teeth and restores your ability to eat and drink normally.
- Dental crowding. Dental crowding can occur because your mouth is too small to accommodate all of your teeth or because you have extra teeth present in the mouth. In some cases, braces can move your teeth and correct the crowding; however, if you have extra teeth or no space for your teeth to move to, you may need a tooth or several teeth extracted.
Tooth extractions are such common procedures because they are the solution to such a variety of dental problems. The best way to avoid needing your permanent teeth extracted and subsequently replaced is to maintain proper dental hygiene. It’s also important to visit your dentist for regular checkups and cleaning. Brushing and flossing every day is a major component in preventing infection, tooth damage, and eventual extraction.
Tooth Extraction in Rohnert Park, CA
If you have damaged or decaying teeth or suffer from dental crowding, please contact our office in Rohnert Park, CA. Dr. Daniel can examine your teeth and determine if an extraction will solve your problems. At your consultation appointment, he will discuss all of your treatment options as well as your choices for tooth replacement, such dental implants.