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When a Tooth Extraction Is Necessary

April 15, 2020
Posted By: Dr. Brian M. Hivick
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Not even the best oral health will not always prevent dental issues. There may come a time when a tooth extraction is necessary to keep your smile healthy. 

Even patients who are diligent about brushing and flossing regularly and go to their preventive dentist routinely may find themselves needing a dental extraction at our Chagrin Falls dental office.

At Chagrin Family Dental Care, we do everything we can to save a tooth, but there are dental situations where extraction is unavoidable and necessary.

Extracting a Wisdom Tooth

A common problem that needs a tooth extraction is when wisdom teeth do not emerge properly. Wisdom teeth are your third molars and are the last teeth to come out when people are either teenagers or young adults. 

Some Chagrin Falls patients don't experience problems with their wisdom teeth; others might have nothing but issues. If there isn't enough space in the jaw for a wisdom tooth to surface properly, they can become impacted—never entirely breaking through the surface of the gums. This is a painful occurrence and can affect the surrounding teeth. In order to protect your existing teeth and to relieve pain, it is necessary to extract the wisdom tooth. 

Dental Extractions to Save Your Oral Health

It's always our goal to protect and heal your teeth when we can. However, there are circumstances where a tooth is severely decayed, broken, or fractured that it should be extracted.

In some instances, the mouth might be overcrowded and may need a dental extraction to prepare the mouth for orthodontics that will straighten the teeth. 

Leaving a critically infected or cracked tooth can hinder the health of the rest of your teeth. Many times, an extracted tooth can avert the spread of infection.

Do You Need a Dental Extraction in Chagrin Falls?

A dental extraction is a safe and reliable procedure that can remove harmful bacteria and prevent it from spreading. 

If you think you may need a dental extraction in Chagrin Falls, OH, contact Dr. Brian Hivick at Chagrin Family Dental Care to learn more.

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