As dentists, we do everything we can to try to save a tooth from extraction because every tooth plays a vital role in proper oral functions. When even one tooth is lost, your remaining teeth will suffer the consequences as the support from the tooth is lost. Not to mention, losing a tooth causes your self-confidence to decrease from an incomplete smile. However, there are some instances when you may need to have a tooth extracted due to an emergency. For an emergency tooth extraction, 43725 residents turn to Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery.
Why is an Emergency Extraction Needed?
There are a number of instances that may require an emergency tooth extraction. No matter the cause, Dr. Jeff Lee offers the emergency extractions needed to protect the health and functions of the remaining teeth. Some instances that may require a tooth to be extracted include:
Severe Injury or Trauma
It is not uncommon for a tooth to be severely damaged during injury or trauma to the mouth. In cases where the tooth has broken below the gum line or an extensive break has occurred, the tooth cannot be repaired and will require an extraction. In addition, teeth that have become dislodged and are not able to be repositioned may require an extraction.
Often, when a tooth has become abscessed we are able to treat the infection and the tooth without having to remove the tooth. However, in some cases, the infection may be extremely severe and the tooth may be too damaged to save. If this is the case, it is better to have the tooth removed.
Untreated or advanced stages of gum disease will eventually cause the teeth to fall out. As the supporting structures begin to deteriorate and the tooth’s root becomes exposed, loss of the tooth can become inevitable. It is best to remove the tooth and replace it with a prosthetic to prevent further damage.
Severe Tooth Decay
We are often able to treat severely decayed teeth with root canal therapy and a dental crown. However, sometimes the damage can be too severe. Leaving the tooth in place can eventually cause an infection to develop and damage to the surrounding teeth. Removing the severely decayed tooth is the only means to protect oral health.
Replacing Missing Teeth
When you must have a tooth extracted, it is often concerning because you will now have a missing space in your smile. This hurts your confidence and quality of life as everyday tasks become more challenging. If you need to undergo a tooth extraction, 43725 residents can permanently replace the missing tooth with a dental implant.
Muskingum Valley Oral Surgery offers dental implants to replace missing teeth. We will perform the emergency extraction needed. Then, we will create a treatment plan to replace the missing tooth to protect your oral health and confidence.
If you are suffering from a damaged tooth, infection, or severe tooth pain, you require emergency care. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation.