Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extracted
Whenever possible, our Roselle, IL, dentists Dr. Harvey Seybold, Dr. Peter Chang and Dr. Irbad Chowdhury want to preserve your natural smile. However, there are instances in which having the tooth extracted may actually be better for the health of your smile in the long run. Here are the top reasons why your dentist may recommend getting a tooth extraction,
Your tooth is severely decayed
Now, there are many ways in which to restore a tooth after decay that doesn’t usually require our dentists here in Roselle, IL, to remove the tooth; however, if you skip out on routine dental check-ups with us then the problem cannot be detected and treated early on. Once decay has reached the inside of the tooth this can lead to an infection.
In this case, a root canal may be performed; however, if the infection is severe then your dentist may recommend removing the tooth in order to stop the infection from spreading. While this isn’t a common reason, it can happen (another reason why you should visit your dentist twice a year for cleanings).
Your teeth are seriously overcrowded
If you’re about to get braces to fix your crooked smile then your dentist may recommend having a tooth extracted to free up enough space to make your orthodontic treatment more effective. If teeth are overcrowded it can be difficult to move them into the proper position when there isn’t enough space to work with. By removing one or two teeth we can make it easier to reposition teeth for a straighter smile.
You have impacted wisdom teeth
This is a common reason for a tooth extraction because most people will deal with at least one or more impacted wisdom teeth. Impacted simply means that the teeth do not fully erupt through the gums. This can lead to infection, damage to other teeth and other potentially serious issues. In this case, our Roselle, IL, family dentist will recommend having the wisdom teeth extracted. Most people will get their wisdom teeth out by their late teens or early twenties.
If you have questions about getting a tooth extraction from our Roselle, IL, family dentists, or if you want to discuss whether it’s time to get your wisdom teeth removed, the team at Roselle Dental is always here to provide you with the dental care you need. Schedule an appointment by calling (630) 893-4200.