The need for promptness is significant for most dental health treatments. Whatever your oral health concern is, allowing it to remain untreated will likely only allow it to grow worse. When the recommend treatment for your dental problem is tooth extraction, however, the need for prompt treatment is even more pronounced. Losing or extracting a tooth is usually only recommended in extreme cases of oral health conditions, and time can allow them to become much more severe before you realize it.

Why does your tooth need to be extracted?

The underlying cause of your need for tooth extraction is the most important reason why you shouldn’t put off the procedure much longer. There are several different conditions that might lead to this need, and in each case, the goal of extracting the tooth is to help fully restore your smile, bite function, and oral health. For example, if a tooth is severely damaged, it might impact your bite’s overall balance, placing other healthy natural teeth at risk of damage or undue force.

What could happen while you wait

Depending on the specific cause behind your need for tooth extraction, waiting can have different consequences to your oral health. If the tooth is damaged, then its impact on your bite can grow more significant. If the underlying cause is extensive gum disease, then the damage to your gum tissues and jawbone structure can grow increasingly worse, leading to further tooth loss. To avoid more extensive oral health concerns, it’s usually best to extract a tooth as soon as possible after it’s been recommended, and in most cases, to replace it immediately afterward.

How to restore your smile faster

In addition to extracting a tooth that needs it as soon as possible, it’s also important to take into consideration the impact that the tooth’s extraction might have on the rest of your oral health. Despite the need to extract the tooth, the loss of its structure can lead to other consequences, including changes to your dentition and the integrity of your jawbone structure. For many people, we can recommend same-day tooth extraction, which involves extracting the tooth and replacing it with a dental implant-supported restoration on the same day.

Learn more about same-day tooth extraction

If your tooth needs extraction, then same-day treatment means you can resolve the problem and replace your extracted tooth the same day to restore your smile faster. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.