There’s a lot to think about when it comes to extracting a tooth. You might wonder if it’s really necessary, or if there may be another option to save the tooth. You may also need time to get used to the fact that you need to extract the tooth and what that could mean for your smile in the long run. However, if tooth extraction is necessary, then it’s important to consider the dire condition the tooth is in, and how hesitating too long could leave the window open for more problems with your oral health to develop.

The condition is a serious threat to your oral health

The fact that your tooth needs to be extracted is an important clue as to just how serious the situation is. Typically, your dental health care and treatment will focus on helping you avoid losing one or more natural teeth by restoring them if they become compromised. Extracting a tooth is only recommended if there is no option for restoring it due to the extensive nature of concern. This not only means that your tooth needs to be extracted, but also that the threat to your oral health is substantial and can get worse if the tooth isn’t extracted promptly.

Removing the tooth is best for several reasons

The removal of a severely compromised tooth serves multiple purposes. The most immediate is removing the compromised tooth structure before it can harm any surrounding oral tissues, jawbone structure, or other healthy teeth. This can help you avoid the need for further treatment to restore your smile’s good health and function. However, extracting the tooth also makes way for your dentist to replace it with a lifelike restoration and reestablish the tooth’s vital functions. The sooner you replace the extracted tooth, the more successfully you can restore your smile.

You can replace the tooth on the same day

For many people who need tooth extraction, the best way to preserve their smiles afterward is to replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant and crown. The dental implant post is designed to mimic a healthy, natural tooth root, and is placed where the extracted tooth’s root once rested. This creates an anchor to securely attach your replacement tooth’s crown, creating a highly lifelike replacement for your tooth’s entire natural structure.  At our office, we can often plan to extract the tooth and replace it with a dental implant restoration all on the same day, allowing you to restore your smile much sooner.

Learn more about extracting your tooth

If you need tooth extraction, then it’s important to remove and replace the tooth as soon as possible for the good of 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.