Though they may sound extreme, tooth extractions are a very common dental practice and are always done for the good of the patient. There are times when extracting the tooth is the only way to preserve your oral health and prevent further damage. If you’ve been told by a dental practitioner that you need a… Continue reading 4 Common Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
Patients who are facing a tooth extraction should also be planning to replace that missing tooth afterward. The consequences of failing to replace an extracted tooth are significant. The type of prosthetic you choose is also important. Implant dentistry, which provides a structurally complete restoration, has many advantages over conventional appliances, so patients should consult… Continue reading Treatment Options After a Tooth Extraction
Many times, patients’ wisdom teeth are removed because the retention of these teeth greatly increases one’s risk for developing painful and problematic oral health conditions such as TMJ dysfunction, chronic infection, periodontal disease, and dental caries. A tooth extraction – especially for wisdom teeth – is a preventive measure taken by a dental professional to… Continue reading How soon can I return to school or work after wisdom tooth extraction?
Have you ever wondered why some teeth can be saved with root canal therapy while others require surgical removal? While these treatment protocols are very different; their objectives are the same. Whether tooth extraction or root canal treatment is necessary, the ultimate goal is to preserve oral health and improve oral function. A tooth extraction… Continue reading Tooth Extraction vs. Root Canal
Tooth decay is a very common oral health affliction; in fact, estimates show that up to 99% of the population will be affected by cavities. While tooth decay is a common dental condition, it can be very destructive, especially if it is not treated professionally with a restoration. In some cases, severe cavities may eventually… Continue reading Why Early Detection of Dental Decay is So Important
Following a tooth extraction, patients face the sometimes difficult decision of how to replace the missing tooth and whether to do so at all. The case for replacing a natural tooth after tooth extraction is a strong one. Patients can suffer a number of negative consequences if they decide against tooth replacement. A missing tooth… Continue reading Tooth Extraction: What happens if I decide not to replace a missing tooth?
In dentistry, whenever humanly possible, the best choice for your health is to preserve the natural teeth. If a damaged tooth can be restored, whether by filling, root canal, or crown, saving your natural tooth is the best choice. In some cases, however, the damage can be so extensive that the tooth simply cannot be… Continue reading Don’t wait too long to extract a damaged tooth