Many people realize that losing a tooth can have devastating effects on their oral health, which is why learning that they have to extract a tooth can sometimes be surprising. The good news, however, is that needing tooth extraction doesn’t have to be as devastating to your smile as you might expect. With today’s advanced dental techniques and technology, as well as custom-designed, highly lifelike implant replacements, you can remove and replace the troublesome tooth to save and restore your smile with optimal results.

The need for it may not be your fault

There are many different reasons for tooth extraction to be necessary, some of which are preventable. However, needing tooth extraction doesn’t necessarily mean it’s your fault, or that you should give up on caring for the rest of your healthy, natural teeth. For example, one of the more common reasons for needing tooth extraction involves the impaction of a tooth, such as a third molar, that can occur even if you take excellent care of your smile. Nevertheless, you can reduce your risks of needing tooth extraction for preventable reasons by continuing to take good care of your oral health, and by addressing any concerns that arise as soon as possible.

Extracting the tooth means saving your smile

The long-term state of your oral health can be affected in several different ways if you hesitate to extract a tooth when it’s necessary. The specific effects depend on the specific need for your tooth extraction, and how long you wait to address the situation by having the tooth removed. However, because tooth extraction is a last resort, this also means that undergoing the procedure to remove the tooth will also save your oral health from further complications related to it.

The extracted tooth can typically be replaced

For many teeth that have to be extracted, the specific threat the tooth’s condition can pose is only one reason why it needs to be extracted. Because the tooth is compromised, it can also have a serious impact on your bite function, and on the health and integrity of your remaining natural teeth. The good news is that, for most extracted teeth, you can restore the tooth’s function and its place within your bite by replacing it with a dental implant-supported restoration.

Learn how extracting a tooth can be a good thing

Needing tooth extraction can feel like bad news, but if you seek treatment soon enough, it can actually have several positive impacts on your oral health. 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.