In our previous blog, we took a look at three ways that implant dentistry benefits your oral health, as well as how our team can help make the process smoother and less-invasive. While most people would prefer not to lose their natural structures, sometimes circumstances arise that make this process inevitable. Even still, your function will continue to suffer if additional treatment is not sought. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX oral surgeon takes an in-depth look at instances that warrant the removal of one or more teeth, and how our team can help.
Severe Damage and Decay
Believe it or not, but your dentist shares the sentiment that the last thing we want is to remove a tooth. In fact, we will attempt to salvage your tooth if possible, including through procedures such as cavity fillings, dental crown placements, and even root canal procedures. The unfortunate truth is, however, that sometimes the progression of decay cannot be stopped. This not only makes it difficult to save or preserve a structure, but can lead to restoration attempts to fail. In cases such as these, it is likely that the structure has become entirely compromised and will inevitably fall out on its own. Keep in mind, however, that even waiting for this to occur can threaten your health in other ways, which is why it is imperative to consider dental extraction.
Other Structures are in Danger
When one or more teeth become compromised beyond saving, you may wonder why you cannot just let it fall out on its own as opposed to having it extracted. The reasoning behind the need for removal is that the infection itself is the problem, not necessarily the tooth. In other words, the longer you leave a diseased structure in place when waiting for it to fall out, the more likely you are to expose the infection to the surrounding teeth. From here, the problem will become exacerbated and end up costing you a number of teeth as opposed to the initial one. That being said, sometimes preserving your oral health means sacrificing a tooth. For more information about this process, contact our team today.
Significant Impact on Your Health
Another important factor that may contribute to the need for extraction includes the overall impact on your health. Bacteria thrive in the hard-to-access areas of the mouth and wait to cause problems. If left unmanaged they will continue to break down structures and impact your health. What’s more, they can even be problematic once a structure has been removed. Because of this, a dental implant placement should subsequently follow a removal.
Schedule Your Consultation
For more information about this process or to schedule your appointment with our team, contact The Dental Implant Place in Fort Worth, TX by calling 817-560-0414 today.