Suffering from a chronic toothache? Notice your tooth is darkening? Think you may need tooth extractions in Pearland, TX? There are several reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted, and a patient may need oral surgery. While we will always do whatever we can to keep a tooth viable, including fillings and root canals, sometimes tooth extractions in Pearland are necessary for the overall greater good of the mouth. For tooth extractions in 77581, schedule an appointment with us today!
One of the most common reasons for an oral surgeon to remove a tooth is for a wisdom tooth extraction. Since the wisdom teeth are the last teeth to move into position. If there are not enough teeth in the mouth, which is often the case with wisdom teeth, they can become impacted. Impacted teeth are caught under another tooth and if they are not removed can cause damage to the tooth they are trapped beneath along with the other teeth in the mouth.
Teeth can also be extracted to allow for the rest of the teeth to have enough room. This is sometimes done as part of a pre-orthodontic treatment to make room to straighten the teeth. For this reason, pediatric dentistry is incredibly important since it can let your dentist know if adjustments need to be made when they are younger.
After removal of a tooth, other than wisdom teeth, it is important to discuss with your Pearland, TX dentist the options for replacing the missing teeth in order to prevent other issues from occurring. Dental implants, bridges, and partial dentures are just some of the many possibilities.