Willow Dental Care Garrison
Teeth Extractions in Chilliwack, BC
As much as we try to protect your pearly whites, sometimes a tooth extraction is the best solution for your overall dental health. If left unaddressed, a broken or infected tooth can wreak havoc on your mouth. Jagged edges can impact chewing, talking, and swallowing, while a severely infected tooth can cause severe pain, discomfort, and flu-like symptoms if left untreated.
When are Teeth Extractions Recommended?
There are a few reasons why your dentist could recommend a full tooth extraction. At Willow Dental Care Garrison, we perform teeth extractions when a tooth has been cracked or broken beyond the point of saving with a less invasive veneer or crown. If you are suffering from severe tooth decay, your dentist might also suggest removing the affected tooth before the infection reaches the jawbone. In some cases, genetics can be at play, and you might be missing a few permanent teeth under your primary teeth, in which case your dentist may remove the baby tooth to make room for a dental implant.
Restorative Options for Teeth Extractions
An important factor to consider when it comes to having a tooth pulled is tooth alignment. When you do not replace an affected tooth with a dental implant or bridge to fill the gap, the surrounding teeth are at risk of moving and crowding into the space. To prevent your smile from shifting, your dentist may assess the empty socket to see if a dental implant is an option. They may also recommend a less invasive bridge or removable dental appliance as a more suitable alternative.
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