Dental Extractions

Dental extractions are sometimes necessary. If a tooth is severely damaged due to injury or tooth decay, an extraction may be the best course of action. Another primary reason for a tooth removal is genetics. Sometimes patients have teeth grow in the wrong places, which cause pain, discomfort, and other problems within the mouth. One of the most common teeth that do this are wisdom teeth.

Wisdom tooth extractions are extremely common at Epic Smiles, as they are at most dental clinics. Wisdom teeth are the teeth that grow in the far corners of the mouth. Sometimes they are not a hindrance to the patient, but sometimes they can press up against existing molars or grow too high and connect with the other teeth. This can lead to extreme pain and damage of healthy teeth; it can also create issues with chewing and other oral functions.

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Dental Extractions

Dental extractions are sometimes necessary. If a tooth is severely damaged due to injury or tooth decay, an extraction may be the best course of action. Another primary reason for a tooth removal is genetics. Sometimes patients have teeth grow in the wrong places, which cause pain, discomfort, and other problems within the mouth. One of the most common teeth that do this are wisdom teeth.

Wisdom tooth extractions are extremely common at Epic Smiles, as they are at most dental clinics. Wisdom teeth are the teeth that grow in the far corners of the mouth. Sometimes they are not a hindrance to the patient, but sometimes they can press up against existing molars or grow too high and connect with the other teeth. This can lead to extreme pain and damage of healthy teeth; it can also create issues with chewing and other oral functions.

Dental Extractions and Other Options

At our Conroe dental clinic, our primary objective is to always salvage existing teeth. We understand the importance of retaining a patient’s original teeth. It helps surrounding teeth and the gums. But when it comes to wisdom teeth, these teeth aren’t necessary, even if they are not posing a problem. This is because their removal doesn’t create a gap in between teeth.

Teeth that have been severely damaged through a traumatic accident or severe tooth decay may need to be removed in order to save surrounding teeth. When these teeth are removed, it is recommended that another tooth replacement option fill that gap. This can either be a dental implant or dental bridge. This helps ensure the surrounding teeth retain a strong foundation. It also helps fend off gum disease and the spread of cavities if the tooth is suffering from decay.

Don’t Let a Dental Extraction Ruin Your Epic Smile

Wondering about dental implants or dental bridges? Visit our pages on those two dental procedures, or contact our dental clinic. Our dental staff is here to answer all your questions and concerns. If you or someone in your family is experiencing pain, discomfort or other problems due to their wisdom teeth, then contact Epic Smiles in Conroe and schedule an appointment.