For instance, if you have an impacted wisdom tooth, then extracting it may be the only way to alleviate the pain and stop damage to the rest of your teeth. In some dental emergencies, such as intensive tooth decay or tooth damage, tooth extraction may also be necessary if the tooth cannot be saved by any other restorative means. Fortunately, the procedure is typically simple and minimally invasive, and we’ll discuss your options for replacing the extracted tooth to minimize any negative impact on your long-term oral health.
Protecting Your Smile After Tooth Extraction
Even when tooth extraction is necessary, the loss of the tooth can impact your smile’s appearance and long-term health. To prevent further complications with your dental health in the future, your dentist will consult with you about your options for replacing it immediately afterward. In most cases, the best solution is to place an implant-supported dental crown in the area of your jawbone where the tooth was extracted. The dental implant post will replace the lost tooth’s root, while the lifelike crown will restore your bite and your smile’s healthy appearance.
Ask Your Dentist More About Tooth Extraction
If you need tooth extraction, then we can make the procedure comfortable as well as help you preserve your smile’s health and integrity afterward. To learn more, schedule a consultation with one of our experts by calling Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, today at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.