3 Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extracted
Badly decayed teeth often cause immense pain, and extraction is often the best option, both from a cosmetic standpoint and a practical standpoint. There are many reasons why a tooth needs extraction, but there are 3 very common reasons that affect thousands of people every year.
Breaks and Chips
1. Broken or chipped teeth often cause functional and cosmetic problems for patients. When repairing these teeth is not an option, they need to be extracted, and a cosmetic dentist or facial cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. McBride, may be called in to perform the procedure.
Malposition or Impaction
2. Some teeth move very far out of the normal position. When this happens, teeth either need to be moved back into position, or they need to be extracted. Impacted teeth can cause many problems including infection, cysts, tumors and damage to adjacent teeth. In general, impacted wisdom teeth need to be extracted. Some other impacted teeth can be pulled into position.
3. Often related to cavities and decay, tooth infections can be serious and painful problems. An infected tooth may need to be extracted if the infection cannot be treated in another way. Extracted teeth can be replaced by dental implants, and can look and function just like the natural teeth.
Tooth extraction may not produce as glamorous an end result as a facelift, but often the results are more important to health and function than cosmetics. For more information about tooth extraction, contact us today. Dr. McBride has been specializing in cosmetic surgery for 20 years, including face lifts, neck lifts, nose jobs and tooth extraction. We are proud to serve the Dallas area and are committed to providing the highest quality care.
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