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Reasons You May Need a Dental Extraction

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At Ruggless Dental, extracting a damaged tooth is the last resort. Our skilled dentist, in fact, makes this decision only when nothing else can be done.

However, not all dental extractions result from damage or untreated infections. Sometimes, wisdom teeth are extracted, for example, to prevent overcrowding or pain when they fail to erupt properly.

Wisdom teeth are located at the back of your mouth and serve no meaningful purpose, but they are troublesome sometimes.

Let’s take a closer look at a few reasons why you may need a dental extraction.

Severe Damage or Decay

A severely damaged tooth, due to trauma or breakage, sometimes is not salvageable. The infection has taken over the pulp ...

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5 Tips for Fast Healing after Your Extraction

We recommend dental extractions in our Springfield dental office only when all other treatment options will not work because keeping your own teeth is often the simplest solution to protect your smile. When you do have an extraction, however, we will give you the support you need to heal comfortably and quickly.

Here are some tips that will help you heal without complications.

Tip #1 Don’t Smoke

The suction required from to smoke could dislodge your healing tissue and cause painful dry socket. Smoking also increases the time it takes to heal.

Tip #2 Don’t Drink through a Straw

As with smoking, drinking through a straw causes suction and can disrupt healing. If you want ...

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When You Need a Tooth Extraction

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At Ruggless Dental, we work with our patients to establish healthy home care routines, a good preventive dentistry treatment plan, and regularly review the heath of your teeth to avoid tooth extractions whenever possible.

We understand that a tooth extraction can put your health and your appearance at risk and we use tooth extractions as a last resort to protect your health.

Sometimes, even our most conscientious dental patients suffer from an unexpected condition or trauma. Some of the common reasons why we may need to remove your tooth are:

  • Pain – Unexplained pain after a root canal procedure may indicate a continued problem. Occasionally, a dental extraction is the best solution.
  • Cracked tooth ...

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What to Expect for Your Tooth Extraction

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Though most dental concerns can be treated without the need for an extraction, there are some situations where having a tooth pulled is necessary. The most common reasons an extraction is needed are severe tooth decay, crowding, or for wisdom teeth removal. At Ruggless Dental, we perform almost all extractions in our office to give our patients the comfort of having Dr. Shane Ruggless treat all their dental needs, including oral surgery.

Common Reasons for Extractions

  • Wisdom teeth – Most people do not have enough room in their mouth for four more teeth which can cause the wisdom tooth to push teeth together causing crowding. They can also become impacted after they ...

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