Reasons We Often Extract Decaying Teeth Instead of Being Able to Save Them
Posted on 9/21/2021 by New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery
Sometimes, to maintain your dental health, you will have to get a tooth pulled out. Losing a tooth is no walk in the park. It usually is the last option a professional will resort to after trying or looking at the possibility of other solutions.
Tooth decay is one of the leading causes of tooth extractions worldwide. It starts as a buildup of plaque on the surface of your teeth. Plaque is a mixture of small food particles and saliva, which, over time, sticks to the surface of the teeth and starts to cause damage to the enamel. You will be able to notice the early stages of decay if you're keen enough. Your tooth will first get discolored, and a dark spot will appear. The dark spot grows into a hole if left unattended. Bacteria will then move to settle in the space created by the decay.
You can fight tooth decay in its early stages by getting a professional to clean your teeth for you. However, this escape won't be possible in the later stages. Therefore, we recommend that you visit us to have an examination to ascertain the extent of your decay. If extensive, you will need to have it pulled out.
Why Do We Extract Decaying Teeth?
When a tooth has suffered extensive decay, it loses its normal function. It becomes weak, deformed, and a threat to your dental health. Decaying teeth will harbor bacteria that might find their way to your gums, tissues, and jaw bone, causing damage in the process. Therefore, it is vital to get rid of the threat before it causes more tooth loss.
What Next After Extraction?
After we have extracted your tooth, we may install an implant called a dental bridge to fill up the space left in your jaw. This bridge will help you resume your normal dental functions. Be sure to book an appointment with us today and get the best dental care available.
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