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Determine If You Need Tooth Extraction

 

Dentists strive to preserve our teeth, but if unavoidable, extraction is necessary. It involves removing a tooth from your dental alveolus or socket.

Although mainly done by an oral surgeon, general dentists, and periodontists can do it too.

Our dentists at Dr. Mexico in Zona Rio have decades of experience in performing dental extractions.

Before extraction, we ensure the area surrounding the tooth is 100% numb. At Dr. Mexico – Tijuana Dentist Center, patient comfort is our priority! 

What are the Kinds of Dental Extractions?

 

There are two kinds of dental extraction procedures, including the following:

Simple Extraction

Dentists perform simple extractions on teeth visible in the mouth, often done under local anesthesia.

Surgical Extraction

Surgical teeth extractions are necessary for hard-to-reach teeth. They occur when your teeth haven’t erupted, or you get a broken tooth under your gum line.

In this one, your dentist may create an incision to elevate the tissues around your tooth. Sometimes, they may split your tooth into several pieces for faster and cleaner removal. 

Expect your dentist to perform surgical extraction under general anesthesia.

5 Instances Where Teeth Extraction is Necessary

 

As mentioned, we only opt for extraction for untreatable teeth. Consulting a dentist can help you see when it is necessary to preserve your smile. 

Here are some instances when teeth extraction is needed:

You Experience Irreparable Tooth Damage Caused By Severe Decay

When your tooth decay reaches your tooth’s center or the pulp, there’s little chance of saving it. 

Although getting a root canal can save your affected tooth and treat the infection, it only works for mild cases. Hence, extraction is 100% necessary if your infection’s severe.

At Dr. Mexico, our dentists will examine your affected tooth and see if it’s still treatable. If not, we strive to provide a quick and painless extraction.

You Have Periodontal Disease

The first stage of this condition is gingivitis, which only affects your gums. Meanwhile, the later stages affect your periodontal ligaments and alveolar bone.

The leading cause of this debilitating dental condition is excess plaque. This sticky substance can spread bacteria on your teeth if you go for several hours after eating and not brushing! And it can decay a tooth so severely that it can be wobbly and loose. 

When that occurs, dental extraction is your best solution. 

You Have an Impacted Tooth 

Impacted teeth occur when they get blocked from erupting or when your gums don’t emerge well. These stop your teeth from coming out, often affecting your wisdom tooth. 

Your dentist may suggest extracting the impacted tooth to stop it from damaging your other teeth. Aside from that, it can help lower infection risks and overcrowding.

You Have Overcrowding in Your Mouth

Teeth extraction is necessary to combat overcrowding in your mouth. Or if you have to undergo orthodontic treatment as there’s no space for your teeth to move and realign.

Your orthodontist will check how overcrowded your mouth is. And if ample space allows them to move and give your other teeth better alignment, they won’t do extractions. 

But if there’s insufficient space to straighten your teeth alignment, extraction is necessary!

You Got Into an Accident

Tooth extraction is necessary if you broke your teeth due to an accident. You can restore your smile with cosmetic dentistry, so this shouldn’t be much of an issue. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When is professional tooth extraction my sole option?

A: You can only opt for extraction if you’re experiencing severe decay or are at the later stages of periodontal disease. Aside from that, specific malformations, impact, and damage can make your teeth unsalvagable. 

Q: What will happen if I neglect to have my chipped or damaged tooth extracted?

A: You put yourself at risk of infection if you don’t have your damaged tooth extracted. After all, the bacteria may spread into your bone and gums, causing several debilitating symptoms. These include swollen gums, fever, high-temperature sensitivity, chewing pain, etc. 

Q: Do I need to get tooth extractions?

A: Dentists resort to extractions when there’s no way to save your existing teeth. But you don’t need to worry about a missing tooth or two, as you can always replace them with implants! 

Professional Tooth Extractions at Dr. Mexico – Tijuana Dentist Center

These are some of the instances why extractions are necessary. But we always strive to preserve your teeth for as long as possible. 

For safe, quick, and painless extractions, call us at (619) 819-9442. You may also email us at hello@drmexico.dental for inquiries about extracts and our other dental services.

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