Although tooth extractions are avoided as much as possible, sometimes an extraction can be the best thing for your smile. At times a severely infected tooth is at risk of affecting the teeth surrounding it, causing more damage to your smile. In some cases, a dental crown can cover the damaged tooth and save it from extraction. However, when a tooth is past the point of saving and could worsen your dental health, an extraction will be recommended. In other cases, a wisdom tooth may be impacted, or not enough space is keeping it from growing properly. Sometimes a baby tooth needs to come out if it is not allowing the permanent tooth to grow in correctly. No matter the reason, recommended extractions are always for the betterment of your smile!
Extractions can be performed with the help of sedation dentistry. Your dentist will ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, and that the area affected is completely numb. Once you are ready, your dentist will carefully remove your tooth. If sedation is used, you may remember little to nothing from your appointment.
Once a tooth has been removed, your dentist can recommend treatment for replacing your tooth if necessary. Leaving a gap in your teeth can lead to shifting teeth, difficulty eating, and lowered self-esteem. A tooth implant, dental bridge, or other treatment could be possibilities for filling the gap in your smile.
If you are in need of a tooth extraction in Poughkeepsie, NY, call our office today to set up a consultation! Your dentist will examine your teeth and inform you of the best treatment options for your smile!