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By Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
January 04, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extractions  

There are certainly instances where a tooth extraction can actually serve to improve your oral health.

As you can probably already imagine, maintaining your own natural teeth is always the best option. While we certainly have ways to tooth extractionreplace missing teeth they can never truly take the place of your real teeth; however, there are some instances in which our Lawrenceville, NJ periodontists, Dr. John Lu and Dr. Raul Figueroa, may recommend actually having a tooth extracted. Here are the situations that may warrant this procedure.

Severe Decay

If you keep up with your six-month cleanings and checkups then we will be able to catch decay before it becomes too serious; however, if you don’t come in to visit our Lawrenceville periodontists regularly then you may end up dealing with some pretty serious decay. Decay will continue to grow and get worse until it is treated. If the decay actually reaches the inside of the tooth and damages the dental pulp and overall integrity of the tooth and a root canal will no longer be able to save the tooth then we may recommend an extraction.

Before Getting Braces

If you are dealing with overcrowding and want to get braces there are some cases that warrant having one or two teeth removed prior to getting orthodontics. Why? Because the jawbone cannot continue to get larger to accommodate all the teeth that are in your mouth, which leads to crowding. By removing one or two teeth we can make more room in the mouth and make your treatment more efficient. This is usually only necessary for those with moderate to severe forms of overcrowding.

An Impacted Wisdom Tooth

If these third set of molars have only partially erupted through the gums or may cause crowding or other issues for the rest of your healthy teeth then it’s strongly encouraged that you have your wisdom teeth removed. It’s pretty unusual for wisdom teeth to come in completely healthy. If these third molars increase your chances for decay, infection and other issues then they will need to be removed.

Whether you have questions about an upcoming tooth extraction or you want to consider dental implants then it’s time to call Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics in Lawrenceville, NJ.

Lawrenceville, NJ Periodontist
Lawrenceville Dental Implant Center And Periodontics, LLC
133 Franklin Corner Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 896-0700

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