When Infection Leads To Damage Beyond Repair

Macro of yeelow teeth with cavity isolated on white backgroundExperiencing a dental infection or concern is something that is troubling for most individuals. Not only do people have to practice regular prevention to fend off bacterial threats, but dental emergencies and physical damage could occur at any given time, further complicating the goal of maintaining a lifelong bill of oral health. Though we like to believe that advanced technology and practice can lend itself to fixing any dental concern, the reality is that there are some instances in which a tooth is beyond saving. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist discusses what happens when infection has progressed past a point of repair, and how dental extraction can help.

Fending Off Oral Threats

It goes without saying that, when it comes down to it, nobody would want to lose a natural, permanent tooth. And why would you? Not only does a full smile communicate important things regarding your confidence and happiness, but functionally, each tooth serves a purpose in absorbing the pressure of your bite evenly.

When a person experiences damage or infection significant enough to compromise the majority of the structure, that tooth may be considered beyond saving. What’s more? Leaving a tooth such as this in the mouth to fall out on its own not only leads to functional complications, as the pain and sensitivity will only worsen, but a greater chance that the infection spreads to neighboring teeth as well.

When your structures can no longer fend off oral threats and begin to succumb to them instead, this is an indication that it may be time to consider a dental extraction. To learn more about this process and if you qualify, give our team a call today.

No Other Treatment Will Work

Another clear indicator that your structure has reached the end of its lifespan is if no other prior treatment has seemed to work. For example, tooth decay is first treated with a dental filling, but if the infection has spread to the roots, then a root canal is needed to properly address it.

In situations where even a root canal will not provide great odds at mitigating an infection, the next best consideration for your oral health overall is a dental extraction. Reach out to our team today to learn more about this process.

Options for Health Management

In cases of significant injury, it may make more sense to extract a small tooth fragment from your grin if it is all that remains. Though the last thing our team wants is for you to lose a natural tooth, sometimes it is the sacrifice that must be made so that your health prevails.

Learn More Today

Contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 to schedule your next appointment with our office, and learn more about the steps you can take to better prioritize your oral health.