Tooth extraction might seem like a grave solution to dental problems. While this is usually a last resort, it sometimes pops up as the first solution to certain dental problems. While it might sound strange, one tooth extraction can provide relief from various problems. If you have your doubts about tooth extraction, visit us here at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry so that our professionals can help you understand how you can benefit from it.
Fewer Orthodontic Problems
Sometimes, an uneven tooth or a tooth that hasn't properly grown out can result in various dental issues. Since the tooth is not straight, it gets infected easily and can be a breeding ground for various dental issues and infections. It will also constantly affect the way you chew your food, and at the end of each meal, you will have food particles stuck to your teeth. Digging food particles from your teeth in public isn't a pleasant sight and it makes other people uncomfortable. Instead of having to constantly worry about a tooth that hasn't grown out, it's better to extract it than fall prey to various dental infections.
Prevents Neighboring Tooth Damage
When your tooth has not grown properly and is infected, there is a high chance that it can spread the infection to the neighboring teeth as well. One of the best ways to avoid this is to extract the infected tooth and protect the ones surrounding it. In most cases, this infected tooth would be the last in your mouth and is called the wisdom tooth.
Wisdom teeth are known to cause a lot of problems and they also lead to overcrowding which could make it difficult for you to close your mouth or have a proper conversation. They also end up causing a lot of discomfort to the inside of your cheeks and you will end up biting them more often. When you constantly have a wound on the inner side of your mouth, it becomes susceptible to infections. The best way to avoid it is to extract the tooth on time.
Reduces The Risk Of Oral Diseases
A tooth that has not grown properly almost always ends up getting infected with bacteria, and while it might not hurt you at the start, it will eventually begin to rot and risk the other teeth in your mouth as well. One of the best ways to prevent this from happening is to get the tooth extracted and get the infection treated. Your wisdom tooth seldom comes in well because it grows awkwardly and never grows out fully. Instead of having to deal with irritation, pain, and discomfort, it's better to get it extracted.
When you have an infected tooth, there is a chance that it causes you a lot of pain. This makes it difficult for you to chew your food or even brush and floss. This means you will not be able to maintain good oral hygiene. One of the best ways to ensure you clean your teeth effectively is to get the infected tooth extracted.
If your wisdom tooth is bugging you, give us a call at 661-513-3919 or visit us here at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry so we can take care of it for you.