Your dentist’s goal is to keep your teeth and gums healthy. He or she will also want to preserve as many natural teeth as they can. Cases arise, however, in which it would be more beneficial for your oral health to have a tooth removed than to keep it. If you need an extraction in The Woodlands, you can feel confident that you will be able to undergo a safe and comfortable procedure at Timeless Dental.
There are several reasons why a tooth might need to be extracted. If it has become affected with severe tooth decay that has eaten away at the tooth, the gums could become threatened and it would be safer to get rid of the tooth. An impacted wisdom tooth usually requires extraction because it could cause an abscess as it doesn’t erupt properly in the mouth. Teeth might also be removed if there are too many to comfortably fit in the mouth or if a baby tooth has not fallen out when it should to allow room for the permanent tooth to come in. Leaving it in could make it difficult to clean, potentially leading to tooth decay, allow it to cause an infection, or hinder the surrounding teeth from functioning properly.
If you think you may need a tooth extraction, contact Timeless Dental in The Woodlands for a safe, comfortable procedure.