We at Future of Dentistry in Massachusetts will do everything we can to preserve the health and integrity of your natural teeth. Sometimes, due to infection, decay, or trauma, the best thing to do for the health of the whole mouth is to remove a certain tooth.
This is called extraction, and while “getting a tooth pulled” has been a scary concept in the past, extractions are now safe, efficient, and virtually pain-free with sedation dentistry.
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Benefits Of Tooth Extraction
Tooth extractions are always performed with your overall health in mind. There are benefits to having a tooth pulled, including:
- Prevention of decay and infection: Sometimes the best way to keep a problem from spreading is to eliminate it right where it took root. Tooth extraction can be the best way to ensure the continued safety and health of all your teeth.
- Providing adequate space: An overcrowded mouth can come with a slew of its own problems and complications, such as greater risk of injury, infection, or wear to protrusive or misaligned teeth. Extracting some of the excess teeth can drastically improve your ability to brush and floss thoroughly.
- Relief from pain and difficulty: Having a tooth pulled can be the most efficient way to eliminate pain, restore full functionality to the mouth, and correct certain speech or eating difficulties.
Whatever the reason for a tooth extraction, you can rest assured that we’ve considered all your options and are proceeding with what is best for both your oral and overall health. As always, feel free to call us or visit our office to ask your questions.
Feeling Nervous About Tooth Extractions?
If the very thought of a tooth extraction fills you with dread, we can provide sedation dentistry options to make your experience a soothing one. Talk to us about any anxiety you are feeling, so we can tell you what we offer in our office to help you feel calm and relaxed during your appointment.
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If you think you may be in need of an extraction, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’ll go through your options with you step by step to ensure you’re getting the care you need.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that typically grow in between the ages of 17 and 25. Although these wisdom teeth were useful at one time, we no longer need them.
Wisdom teeth removal is the most common extraction procedure we perform at select Future of Dentistry locations. Having a wisdom tooth pulled can relieve overcrowding. In this case, tooth extraction protects your other teeth from uneven wear and other forms of damage.
We can even remove wisdom teeth that have become impacted, which is when a wisdom tooth grows at an odd angle or becomes trapped beneath the gums. Rather than referring you to a specialist of some sort, we can perform impacted wisdom teeth removal here in our office.