Suffering girl in protective glasses in a dental clinic. Dentist in blue latex gloves is removing her tooth with a help of a cheek retractor and forceps. Closeup horizontal photo.For most people, undergoing a tooth extraction is the last option they want to consider when it comes to their health. Typically, if anything else can be done, that option would be pursued before removal. In some circumstances, however, removing an oral structure may actually be the best move if it comes down to preserving your oral health.  At The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX we discuss circumstances in which having an extraction could actually be the better option for you and how it may be the only way to save your smile.

The Tooth is Beyond Repair

In most circumstances involving cavities, a natural-looking filling is used to fill the hole created by harmful bacteria and provide a hearty, secure seal between the interior of the tooth and any harmful microorganisms that can further the spread of disease or decay. In some circumstances, however, even a dental filling restoration can fail as the disease continues to spread and destroy the oral structure. In cases such as these, we may suggest that removing your tooth could benefit your smile by removing the diseased structure and replacing it with a dental implant. By doing this, you will be protecting your smile by removing the threat that is causing the issue, and receive a restoration to complete your smile and restore your bite.

It Is Harmful to Your Oral Health

While identifying and preventing the spread of disease is relatively simple to do, what many individuals do not take into account, however, is how long the problem has been occurring. Time plays a factor in the digression of your tooth’s structure, and if left unchecked for too long, can result in serious consequences. When an oral structure is diseased to the point it is unsavable, it is important to consider how it will affect your other teeth and surrounding structures as well. When there is a high chance that your gums and other teeth are in danger, you may want to consider having the compromised tooth extracted.

It Affects Your Everyday Routine

Another time to consider an extraction includes when the compromised oral structure begins to dramatically impact your day-to-day routine. If You wake up with intense pain or aching in your mouth, or if you are having difficulty speaking, enunciating, chewing, or even opening your mouth, you should contact Dr. Brown immediately to learn what your options are in regard to removing the painful segment.

Schedule Your Tooth Extraction Today

The team at The Dental Implant Place understands that extraction is nobody’s first choice when it comes to their smile, however, we urge our patients to become familiar with the negative effects of a compromised oral structure and when to reach out to the dentist. Contact Dr. Brown at our Fort Worth, TX location by calling 817-560-0414 to learn your options today.