At Rowlett Smiles, our number one goal and priority is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for a lifetime!
This means that we always want to preserve your natural teeth if possible. That being said, there are certain circumstances in which you may need a tooth removed.
Receiving the news that you need a tooth extracted is never pleasant, but the good news is that Dr. Boren can remove your tooth in the comfort of our own office, so the team you know and trust will surround you. Here are some situations that may require a tooth extraction:
Also known as your third molars, wisdom teeth are your last set of teeth to arrive around the age of 17 to 25. They are located in the very last position in your mouth behind your first two molars.
There are a number of reasons why wisdom teeth may need to be removed including:
- They are impacted, or not fully erupted through your gum line.
- You can’t keep them clean with regular brushing and flossing.
- They are crowding your healthy teeth, sometimes causing them to shift.
Dr. Boren will monitor your wisdom teeth at your regular cleaning and check-up appointments to let you know if an extraction will be necessary. If your wisdom teeth erupt fully and are in the correct position, they may not need to be removed if you can properly clean them. If you can’t reach them to brush and floss, it puts you at a higher risk for gum disease and tooth decay.
When there’s not enough room for your wisdom teeth, they may push your healthy teeth out of position and cause your bite to lose its correct alignment. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, inflammation, and infection.
A tooth that is abscessed or infected beyond the scope of what root canal therapy can repair will also need to be extracted. Dental infection will not go away on its own, and it can travel to other critical areas of your body, so it’s important to remove your infected tooth as soon as possible if a root canal won’t help.
A dental infection is very painful, and you may also need an antibiotic. If you’re experiencing a severe toothache or pain, please call our office right away.
Dr. Boren is highly skilled and uses the finest dental anesthetics to ensure that you’re comfortable during your extraction procedure. We also offer options for dental sedation to help our patients feel more relaxed during their treatment, so you can rest assured that your tooth removal will be smooth and comfortable for you.
Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you with tooth extractions.