Depending on the specific reason why you need tooth extraction, it may or may not be a surprise to you. However, whether you expected it or not, there’s a lot to know about tooth extraction and your oral health that you might not already realize. Today, we examine the importance of extracting a tooth when it becomes necessary, including why you shouldn’t wait, and why you should think about replacing the extracted tooth as soon as possible.
Don’t wait any longer
For the situations that call for tooth extraction, time is never a positive influence. Dental health issues are progressive, meaning they get more severe the longer you leave them alone. For example, a damaged tooth will only continue to grow more damaged; a tooth with decay will only grow more severely infected. If your situation already calls for tooth extraction, that likely means it has already grown severe, and you definitely shouldn’t wait any longer to address it.
Ask about replacing the tooth
The only time your dentist should recommend extracting a tooth is when it is so compromised that it can’t be saved, and also poses a threat to the rest of your oral health. However, removing the tooth is only part of restoring your smile. Even if the tooth is problematic, its loss will impact your oral health in several negative ways, including exposing your other teeth to higher risks of damage and decay. In order to completely restore your smile, ask your dentist about replacing the tooth as soon as possible after having it extracted.
Take better care of your other teeth
Once you’ve extracted and replaced your problematic tooth, it’s important to take consistently good care of your smile moving forward. There are many different potential reasons for needing tooth extraction, and many of them involve the severe stages of chronic dental issues. With consistently good care and maintenance, you can prevent these from forming and improve your chances of avoiding having to extract any more teeth.
Schedule your tooth extraction
Needing tooth extraction is a big deal, but if you seek treatment soon enough, you can avoid several negative impacts to your long-term oral health. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling the Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX, today at (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and all neighboring communities.