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Reasons You May Need a Dental Extraction

December 31, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Shane Ruggless
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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 and roots. The pain is ongoing. The tooth is no longer stable.

Untreated infections also injure your tooth to the point that the tooth is not viable, and failing to extract may even compromise other teeth.

In our Springfield, IL dental office, we do offer implants and bridges following the extraction of a tooth or teeth.

Overcrowded Mouth or Pre-Surgery

Sometimes dental extractions make way for optimal cosmetic work. If your jaw is too small to hold your teeth without those teeth overlapping, for example, dental extractions may be an option. Invisalign or a bridge sometimes follows this type of extraction.

Wisdom Teeth

Extracting wisdom teeth is common. These teeth often partially erupt or encroach on other teeth, which leads to pain, crowding, and sometimes infections.

Contact Us

Our caring staff and skilled dentist will make sure you’re comfortable and relaxed during any dental procedure, including a dental extraction.

If you have a tooth that is causing you pain, or if you want to discuss having troublesome wisdom teeth extracted, contact Ruggless Dental today.

Our Springfield, IL staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have.

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