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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
December 23, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Tooth Extractions  

While the goal is almost always to save a natural tooth there are scenarios in which a tooth extraction is really the best option.

There is nothing as good as your natural teeth; however, there are some scenarios in which a tooth is so badly damaged or is causing enough issues that the only way for our Rancho Cucamonga dentist Dr. John Stockdale to protect the rest of your smile is to perform a tooth extraction. Find out when a tooth extraction might just be the best course of action for your smile.

Damage

While dental fillings, root canal treatment, and crowns are often the go-to when there is are certain levels of damage, if a tooth has become so damaged by decay or injury that a filling or crown just won’t salvage the tooth then a tooth extraction may be the last resort. This is usually the most common reason why a tooth extraction is recommended in Rancho Cucamonga.

Impacted Teeth

Wisdom teeth are the final set of molars that usually appear during your late teen years. While some people may not need to have these molars removed, most will. This is because wisdom teeth are often impacted, meaning that the tooth doesn’t fully erupt from the gums. Wisdom teeth can also grow in crooked, causing damage to neighboring teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can also increase your chances of cavities, gum disease or infection.

Orthodontic Treatment

Sometimes prior to getting braces, we will recommend having one or more teeth pulled. This extraction is recommended to relieve crowding and to improve the results you’ll achieve through wearing braces. By removing one or more teeth prior to treatment we can help the other teeth shift into alignment more easily.

Our Rancho Cucamonga restorative dentist, Dr. Stockdale, is here to make sure you always get the care you deserve. Turn to Renaissance Dental Care for all of your dental needs, no matter how minor or significant.



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