Image of beautiful brunette woman wearing casual clothes winking and showing thumbs up at camera isolated over yellow backgroundWhile you may be doing everything right to take care of your teeth and prevent the need for extraction or other extensive treatment, the truth of the matter is, concerns such as disease, infection, and more can occur and progress before you even know they are a problem. When this happens, it is crucial to have the missing structure replaced with an implant for functionality and other purposes. In the event of a diseased or decayed tooth, however, when is it best to act? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX oral surgeon will look at the circumstances that warrant an extraction and how it can be done in a single visit.

When a Structure is Beyond Saving

Oftentimes when a tooth is infected or compromised, your regular dentist will attempt to exhaust a list of options before coming to the conclusion that a removal is needed, including considering a filling, a dental crown, and even root canal treatment. The common denominator in all three of these restorative options, however, consists of the notion that there is enough healthy structure remaining to save a tooth. In some cases, however, the infection could have progressed farther than expected, causing these restorations to fail. When this list is exhausted and there are no other solutions to saving the structure, your dentist will recommend extraction.

Threat to Surrounding Teeth

When your oral health is at risk due to a one or multiple teeth, sometimes extraction is the only solution. Your Fort Worth, TX dentist can help by providing a same-day extraction in order to not only protect your surrounding teeth from becoming compromised as well, but to prepare that section of your smile for a brand-new implant restoration.  The reason for this, is because even though a compromised structure can cause damage to your oral health, not having it replaced can cause even bigger concerns. To learn more, contact our team today.

Protecting Your Oral Health

As one of the most common reasons for removal, decay and disease that are caused by oral bacteria can still remain, even after a tooth is gone. These harmful bacteria thrive in warm, moist, hard-to-clean areas of the mouth, which makes the gums an ideal home for them. If the area is not properly cleaned and a dental implant restoration is not placed, not only are your chances for reinfection and structural loss increased, but your overall bite function is drastically impacted as well. This can cause difficulty biting, chewing, or enunciating, and will result in strain and discomfort. To avoid this from occurring, Dr. Brown can assist by not only extracting the trouble structure, but replacing it with a lifelike restoration same-day.

Learn More with a Free Consultation

Having a complete smile is imperative for optimal bite function, and eliminating the risk of future loss can be handled simply in one day. Contact The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX by calling 817-560-0414 to learn more or schedule your visit with our team.