Tooth Extractions

Tooth Extractions Pembroke Pines FL

Tooth extraction is needed when your teeth have decayed. Request an appointment with us to determine if you need an extraction.

An extraction is the removal of teeth usually because it becomes unrestorable due to tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma, sometimes in preparation for orthodontist treatment.

Reasons for Pulling Teeth

A very common reason involves a tooth that is too badly damaged, from trauma or decay, to be repaired. Other reasons include:

Crowded teeth – Sometimes teeth need to be removed to prepare the mouth for orthodontia, to properly align the teeth, which may not be possible if your teeth are too big for your mouth. Likewise, if a tooth cannot break through the gum (erupt) because there is no room in the mouth for it, your dentist may recommend pulling it.

Infection – If tooth decay or damage extends to the pulp the center of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels  bacteria in the mouth can enter the pulp, leading to infection. Often this can be corrected with root canal therapy (RCT), but if the infection is so severe that antibiotics or RCT do not cure it, extraction may be needed to prevent the spread of infection.

Risk of Infection – If your immune system is compromised (for example, if you are receiving chemotherapy or are having an organ transplant), even the risk of infection in a particular tooth may be reason enough to pull the tooth
Periodontal disease. If periodontal disease infection of the tissues and bones that surround and support the teeth have caused loosening of the teeth, it may be necessary to the pull the tooth or teeth.

Extractions, Astrid M Rotter DMD your Pembroke Pines dentist, serving Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Weston, Davie, Miami Lakes

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