While it’s usually best to preserve your natural teeth, there are certain circumstances in which you may need to have a tooth removed, or extracted. Receiving the news that you need to have your tooth removed may seem scary and even overwhelming, but the good news is that it can be done in a fairly simple process that’s relatively pain free. Dental anesthetics ensure that you won’t feel anything, and there are even options for dental sedation that can help you feel more at ease during your procedure. Here are a few of the reasons why you may need a tooth extraction in Herndon.
Otherwise known as third molars, your wisdom teeth typically erupt during your teenage years. Many times these teeth don’t erupt properly or remain impacted, which can cause infection or damage to your other teeth. If your wisdom teeth do arrive normally, they often take up too much space and cause crowding for your other teeth. For all of these reasons, your dentist will most likely recommend that your wisdom teeth be removed.
Abscess or Infection
If your tooth becomes infected or abscessed, and it can’t be saved with root canal therapy, your dentist may recommend that your tooth be extracted. It’s important to understand that a dental infection won’t go away on its own, in fact, it will actually get worse and could travel to other critical areas of your body. For this reason it’s important to act quickly if you experience dental pain or sensitivity to hot and cold. Root canal therapy may be able to save an infected tooth from extraction, so be sure to contact you dental provider if you’re experiencing pain.
Periodontal (gum) disease occurs when plaque build up causes your gum tissue to separate from your tooth allowing bacteria to attack your root, tooth and bone. If left untreated, advanced cases of gum disease will cause damage to your bone, which will eventually cause your teeth to become loose and fall out, or need to be extracted. Gum disease is one of the most common causes of tooth loss.
At Virginia Dentistry by Design, Dr. Sonia Dilolli has been guiding patients through the extraction process for a number of years now and her knowledge, expertise, and calm manner will help put you at ease during your procedure. If you or a loved one needs to have a tooth removed, contact our office today to learn more about the personalized and gentle care we offer.