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When are dental extractions necessary?

Dental extractions are commonly performed to remove teeth that are damaged, decayed, or impacted. In some cases, extractions may also be necessary to prepare the mouth for orthodontic treatment. The decision to extract a tooth is always made on a case-by-case basis. Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry will carefully weigh all of the risks and benefits before making a recommendation.

Five Reasons a Tooth May Need to Be Extracted:

  1. Advanced gum disease has caused a tooth to loosen from its socket.
  2. Tooth decay and infection have advanced to such an extent that other restorative procedures, such as fillings or root canals, will not solve the problem.
  3. Damage to a tooth is so severe that the remaining structure cannot support a crown.
  4. Extractions may be necessary for some patients scheduled to undergo orthodontic treatment for the rest of their teeth to align properly.
  5. Problematic wisdom teeth that either erupt awkwardly or remain impacted.

In most cases, every effort will be made to save the tooth before resorting to extractions. However, there are some situations where extraction is the best course of action. 

Tooth Extractions in Prosper, TX 

If you are concerned about a potential extraction, don't hesitate to contact our dental office in Prosper, TX, by calling (972) 347-9617 to schedule an appointment.

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