The thing about some tooth extractions cases is that they aren’t exactly unexpected. You may reach a point where you need to extract a tooth because it’s too compromised to save, yet the problem that leads to it may have been developing for a while already. In other cases, your tooth may be suddenly damaged and severely compromised, despite having taken excellent care of your oral health until now. Every case is different, and usually, your dentist or oral health specialist will aim to help you preserve your teeth. However, if tooth extraction is the best thing for your smile, then it’s important to remember these few important things about it.

The need won’t go away

Whether you suspected it might happen or not, being told that you have to extract a tooth can be big news, so naturally, you may need some time to get used to the idea. However, one of the most important things to remember is that waiting too long will only make the problem worse, increasing your risks of needing more extensive treatment. The need to extract a tooth is a pressing one, and you shouldn’t wait too long to undergo the procedure. To help make it easier for you to get used to, we’ll walk you through the whole procedure before we begin, including the plan to replace your extracted tooth during the same procedure.

Your dental ridge still needs a tooth

Time is an important factor in undergoing your tooth extraction procedure, and in more ways than you might think. It’s important to extract the tooth as soon as possible, but it’s also important to replace it. The rest of your oral health and structures depend on a full set of teeth on both your upper and lower dental ridges. Without the extracted one, your remaining healthy teeth can begin to suffer the consequences, such as shifting out of place due to the imbalance in your bite pressure. These consequences may be one reason why you hesitate to extract a tooth, and is also why we offer same-day tooth extraction that involves placing a dental implant in your dental ridge immediately after your tooth extraction.

You can avoid the same problem from reoccurring

With the exception of unexpected emergencies and impacted wisdom teeth, the common problems that lead to the need for tooth extraction can largely be avoided. For example, if your tooth has decayed to the point that it needs extraction, then it’s a problem that largely could’ve prevented. After you’ve had your tooth extracted and replaced with a dental implant, take the situation as a warning to prevent the same kinds of problems from reoccurring. Be sure to brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day, attend checkups and cleanings regularly, and don’t hesitate to treat any concerns that pop up as soon as possible.

Find out if you need tooth extraction

Not everyone will need tooth extraction, but if you do, it’s important to remember these few things about the procedure, and your oral health afterward. 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.