Most patients when suffering from excruciating pain are more likely to choose tooth extraction treatment. At the time this may seem a reasonable choice. However, it can be easy to not think about the dangers to oral health with tooth extraction treatment, compared to other forms of treatment that may be able to treat the pain. However, this is only known when the dentist performs a pre-examination to assess the damage to the tooth.
If it is possible, the dentist will always consider other forms of treatment depending on the severity of the damage. In significant circumstances, tooth extraction will be administered.
The Five Reasons
Let’s look at five reasons why tooth extraction treatment would be administered when in severe pain:
- Severe Tooth Trauma – A tooth that has suffered from severe decay or infection will most likely require extraction. Whilst the tooth can be saved if caught early, it may not be possible to salvage the tooth if the decay spreads. A severe trauma of a tooth can cause damage to supporting teeth and gums. Therefore, it may need to be extracted.
- Misalignment Of Teeth – Some patients suffer from a misalignment of teeth, meaning that teeth are not straight leading to an abnormal bite. This may be because the jawline doesn’t offer enough space to hold the teeth in its required position. In this case, tooth extraction treatment may be necessary to remove some of the teeth for others to fit correctly.
- Gum Disease – Gum diseases can equally be damaging to oral health, not just tooth decay. When gum disease gets worse, gum tissue and bone support become affected, leading to a tooth potentially falling out. A tooth may need to be extracted for this reason and potentially may need to be replaced to preserve bone stimulation.
- Broken Teeth – A tooth can break for many reasons, such as eating something too hard, a physical accident or tooth trauma. If a tooth breaks, the remains of the tooth may not be enough for tooth restoration treatment to be completed, such as a dental crown or a root canal.
- Impacted Teeth – An impacted tooth is when a tooth is attempting to grow but is blocked or hasn’t erupted beyond the gum line. Overcrowding is also one of the principal reasons for this to happen. The jaw may not be large enough to accommodate these teeth. Teeth that cannot grow and obstruct or impact other teeth will require extraction.
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Tooth extraction is a last resort for dentists to perform and is only administered when it is absolutely necessary. These five reasons are popular reasons why dentists will need to consider tooth extraction treatment. Rest assured, the dentist always ensures that your smile is saved no matter the treatment required.
If you’re in severe pain and aren’t sure what to do, Pinnacle Dental Docklands is ready and prepared to relieve you from your pain. Contact us now to get in touch!