The Need for Tooth Extraction
The main goal of restorative dentistry is to fix a tooth and restore its function so that you don’t lose it. However, there are times when extracting a tooth is the only way to prevent it from threatening the rest of your oral health, such as when the tooth is extremely damaged, infected, or impacted. Tooth extraction can be simple, meaning Dr. Jenkins can easily remove it by grasping the tooth and carefully loosening it. Or, it can be surgical, meaning Dr. Jenkins has to surgically expose the tooth within the jawbone and gum before extracting it. Regardless of the type of extraction you require, Dr. Jenkins can help make your procedure quicker and more comfortable with an appropriate form of dental sedation.
What You Should Do Next
Although the point of tooth extraction is to remove a threat, such as tooth infection or the potential for severe tooth damage, the loss of your tooth can still have consequences for your oral health. Missing a tooth can throw your bite off balance, not to mention make your smile less appealing, and diminish your self-confidence. Before your procedure, Dr. Jenkins will discuss your options for replacing your extracted tooth, such as a dental implant and crown that also replaces your lost root. With the right dental prosthetic, you can benefit from tooth extraction while still retaining the function and appearance of your smile.
Find Out if Tooth Extraction Is Necessary
If you have a tooth that can’t be saved, then speak with Dr. Jenkins to determine if you need tooth extraction. To schedule an appointment, call our office in Ft. Worth, TX, at (817) 457-4078, or in Keller, TX, at (682) 593-0993. We proudly serve patients who live in Arlington, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Watauga, Southlake, Roanoke, and all surrounding communities.