While there are several different specific reasons for needing to extract a tooth, the process itself often creates the additional need to replace the tooth after it’s been extracted. Even when it’s the best thing for your smile, extracting a tooth means losing it, and tooth loss can impact your smile in several other unique ways if it isn’t addressed promptly. To help make restoring your smile a minimally invasive process, we may suggest extracting and replacing the tooth the same day, reducing the amount of time your oral structures have to react to the loss.

Extracting a tooth to make room for a replacement

Not every tooth that needs to be extracted also needs to be replaced. For example, impacted wisdom teeth are often extraneous, and after removing them, your remaining full set of teeth will be enough to provide ample biting and chewing power. However, other teeth that require extraction due to issues such as severe damage, decay, or other complex problems still play vital roles in your oral health and bite function. When they’re extracted, their loss can impact several aspects of both, and replacing them is the only way to restore your smile afterward.

The effects of extracting the tooth and its root

There are many different effects that result from tooth loss, but those that have the greatest impact on your oral health stem from losing the root that rested within your jawbone. Your roots provide a vital connection between the crowns of your teeth and the jawbone that supports them. Your teeth not only receive vital nutrients through their roots, but are also stabilized and supported them. Your jawbone also relies on the roots for stimulation to sustain a healthy flow of essential minerals and nutrients. Replacing the extracted tooth root with a dental implant as soon as possible can help mitigate these impacts following your tooth extraction.

Choosing same-day extraction and replacement

The fact that same-day tooth extraction limits the time between tooth extraction and replacement provides several important benefits to your smile and oral health. Not only can you limit the diminishing impact on your smile, bite function, and oral health, but you can also enjoy your new, healthy smile sooner, without having to schedule additional dental visits to complete your smile restoration process.

Learn more about same-day tooth extraction

If a tooth needs to be extracted and replaced, then choosing same-day treatment can make the process more conservative as well as help you better preserve your smile.  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.