In most cases, the right restorative dental treatment can help you save your smile by addressing the problem and helping your preserve your healthy, natural tooth structure. However, that isn’t always the case, and for some patients, the only way to save their smiles is to remove a tooth before it has a chance to cause more harm. At our Ft. Worth, TX, office, we can perform tooth extraction with a specific focus on preserving your smile and long-term oral health. That includes using minimally invasive techniques to remove the tooth, as well as placing a lifelike dental implant post to replace the extracted root on the same day.

Stopping an impacted tooth from getting worse

Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are some of the more common types of extracted teeth. That’s because they can often become problematic as they try to grow and develop, due to issues with space at the end of your dental ridges. When a wisdom tooth becomes impacted behind another tooth, it can force the third molar to change direction as it tries to erupt. At an angle, or horizontally, the tooth’s development will cause it to continue pushing against the tooth and surrounding bone structure. By surgically extracting the impacted tooth, we can stop it from causing more extensive harm to your teeth and oral structures. To keep your extraction procedure minimally invasive, we take time to carefully and precise remove the tooth and root structure with minimal impact on the surrounding jawbone structure and oral tissues.

Making way for an implanted replacement

If your wisdom tooth becomes impacted, then you may not have to replace it after you’ve had it extracted. The problems they cause stem from the lack of room on your dental ridge, which means you already have ample biting and chewing power without them. However, other cases of tooth trouble can sometimes require extraction, as well, such as if a tooth is so severely damaged or decayed that it can’t be restored. To restore your bite’s function and protect the rest of your oral health, the best solution may be to replace the tooth with a custom, implanted restoration. This can require extracting what remains of the tooth’s structure from your dental ridge, including its root, then placing a dental implant post within the jawbone to replace the root.

Learn if tooth extraction can save your smile

Tooth extraction can sometimes be the preferable way to save your smile, and at our office, we take special care to preserve your oral health before and after your procedure. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414. We proudly serve the residents of Ft. Worth, Dallas, Southlake, and all surrounding communities.