A tooth extraction is only arranged when there is no way for your Redmond, OR dentist to save your tooth through restorative dental work. This can happen after a serious physical injury, or when an infection does too much harm to make saving a tooth possible. When this service is necessary, we can make sure that the tooth is removed carefully, and that you have the care required to resolve your oral health troubles. After an extraction, we can make plans to close the gap left in your smile with a custom dental prosthetic.
Why You (Might) Need To Have Your Tooth Extracted
When a cavity forms, there will be time for your dentist to address it before it makes an extraction necessary. The earliest stage of treatment simply involves the removal of decayed enamel and bacteria before a dental filling is placed. If the cavity leads to a tooth infection, the matter can still be resolved through root canal therapy and the placement of a dental crown. Unfortunately, there will come a time when the infection is so severe that there is no way to save the tooth. Extracting it stops an infection from spreading further, which can cause discomfort and lead to health complications. It can also be necessary to extract a tooth if severe physical trauma occurs and it cannot be restored with a crown.
Replacing A Lost Tooth
Once your tooth is removed, we can review your options for treatment in the form of prosthetic dentistry. A modern prosthetic can imitate the lost tooth and also provide valuable functional support. We can make plans to place your prosthetic restoration on a dental implant, which will be put in position to act as an artificial root. Implants give more support to neighboring teeth by keeping neighboring roots secure, and they help you by preventing problems with jawbone deterioration as they permanently support your appliance.
We Can Help You Develop Better Preventive Oral Health Habits
If you want to avoid future difficulties with your dental health, make regular dental exams a priority. At your appointments, your dentist will look out for any early warning signs of poor oral health. When these problems are caught and treated promptly, the harm to your tooth structure is minimized.
Talk To Your Redmond, OR Dentist About Tooth Extraction And Replacement
Coppertop Family Dentistry is ready to see patients who are experiencing problems with their oral health. We can find the appropriate treatment for you to ensure that your tooth troubles are complete resolved, and we can make plans to fully restore your smile after this work is complete. To find out more about the services that are available to you, contact your Redmond, OR, dentist, Dr. Olson, by calling 541-923-5927.