Losing a tooth is not something people tend to look forward to. Your overall oral health is harmed by the loss of even one tooth, and your dentist will do whatever they can to protect you from this problem. Unfortunately, some situations will call for them to perform a tooth extraction. People often have their wisdom teeth removed. In other circumstances, a patient can have a tooth removed due to a congenital abnormality, an injury, or complications from tooth decay. No matter what the cause, your dentist can provide the safest and most comfortable possible extraction experience. They can also talk to you about addressing the loss with a prosthetic.
Can I Avoid Needing A Tooth Extraction?
If your problem is linked to something like a badly misaligned tooth, or a primary tooth (“baby tooth”) that has not been lost, your dentist will have to step in and help. However, while these problems can be congenital in nature, other issues that call for an extraction can be avoidable with good preventive care. You can avoid an extraction for a serious cavity by paying attention to symptoms of decay, and by going in for regular dental checkups, so problems can be spotted and treated sooner.
Replacing A Lost Tooth
Not every extraction calls for a replacement tooth, but your dentist can help restore your smile if it is called for. Using a dental implant to hold a replacement tooth can offer a superior degree of support, while also protecting you from having neighboring teeth shift, and from jawbone deterioration.
Arranging A Professional Tooth Extraction
The team at Mansfield Dental Associates can take care of your needs when you have to have a tooth extracted. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris have years of experience providing restorative oral health care, and can safely and comfortably perform this procedure. They can also discuss replacing what was lost, if necessary. If you would like to schedule a consultation, then call our office at 817-473-6227. You can also take advantage of our patient forms, which are available online. We proudly welcome residents from Mansfield, TX and the surrounding areas, including South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian, and more.