When a tooth becomes too compromised to save, extracting it may be the best solution for the rest of your oral health. However, the problem with tooth extraction is that it involves purposely removing all of a tooth’s natural structure, and its absence can have other negative impacts on your oral health over time. Because of this, tooth extraction is often recommended along with a plan to restore the tooth after it’s been extracted. For many patients, we can streamline their overall treatment by performing tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant all during a single visit to our office.

What should happen after tooth extraction?

The goal of continued oral health care is often to help you avoid losing any of your natural teeth, which is why tooth extraction is rarely recommended as a restorative treatment option. If it is, it means that the tooth can’t be saved, and your dentist’s goal will then be to preserve the rest of your oral health by removing any threat the tooth can pose. Yet, fully restoring your smile requires more than just removing the problem, but also restoring your smile, your good oral health, and your bite’s ability to function properly. Therefore, extracted teeth often have to be replaced in order to completely restore a patient’s smile.

Why time matters when you replace the tooth

The loss of a tooth is a serious concern for several different reasons. In the immediate sense, the loss not only impacts your smile’s appearance, but can also throw your bite off-balance when you bite, chew, speak, and more. The imbalance and the loss of the tooth can have continuously more negative affects on the rest of your oral health and your remaining healthy, natural teeth, leading to a need for more extensive treatment in some cases. If your tooth has to be extracted, then you can mitigate or avoid these consequences by replacing the extracted tooth as soon as possible.

Benefiting from same-day treatment

The sooner you replace an extracted tooth, the better you can preserve the rest of your oral health. For optimal results, many people can benefit most by replacing their extracted tooth with a dental implant restoration, which includes a replacement for their extracted tooth’s root as well as its crown. To help streamline your treatment and avoid the consequences of the tooth’s loss, we can often perform same-day tooth extraction, which involves placing a dental implant post to replace the tooth on the same day that the tooth is extracted.

Learn more about same-day tooth extraction

With same-day tooth extraction, we can remove your severely compromised tooth and replace it with a dental implant all during a single visit. To learn more, schedule a free consultation by calling The Dental Implant Place in Ft. Worth, TX, today at 817-560-0414.