You don't ever want to lose, but sometimes a loss can set you up for bigger gains in the future. That's true in sports. It's also true when it comes to your oral health.
As much as we would love for you to keep all of your teeth for the rest of your life, we have treated enough patients to know that sometimes removing a tooth is the best thing for your oral health.
At Perfect-A-Smile Dental Group, we can and have performed tooth extractions for many patients in and around Chagrin Falls, OH. If you think this treatment could help you, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors soon. Call 440-708-0900 today to make your appointment.
Removing a tooth can be a source of dental anxiety for many people. This is understandable. Tooth extractions are considered a type of oral surgery, after all.
That's why we want you to know that your comfort is one of our top priorities should you receive this treatment. This starts with the environment at our office. We provide pillows and blankets for our patients to feel warm and cozy. Our in-room televisions can provide a welcome distraction for many patients.
And perhaps most important, our compassionate team of dental professionals will listen to your concerns and answer your questions about your treatment.
For added peace of mind, you should know that we offer local anesthetic and dental sedation as well. Sedation is proven to reduce feelings of anxiety, block pain, and can block your memories of the procedure.
Inhaled sedation (laughing gas) takes effect quickly. Within a few minutes of breathing in this gas, you can start feeling warm and fuzzy. Oral sedation (medication) takes a little more time to take effect. However, oral sedation is more powerful and its effects can last for hours.
For a lifetime of healthy smiles, losing a tooth or two along the way could be vital. Here are a few reasons you may benefit from taking out a tooth in the future:
This can be the result of an injury or accident that caused a tooth to break or crack. If the damage is too serious, your tooth may not be strong enough to support a dental crown. Likewise, untreated tooth decay can cause tooth infections and weaken the structure of a tooth to the point that a root canal may not be enough to save it.
Crowding is one of the most common reasons people seek orthodontic treatment. At other times, people's primary teeth don't fall out as early as they should, which can prevent permanent teeth from coming in correctly. In these situations, tooth removal can make orthodontic care less complicated and more effective.
If you are missing teeth already, sometimes taking out remaining teeth can allow you to get stronger teeth replacements, such as implant-supported dentures. This won't be needed for everyone, but it may be an option for you.
Whenever possible, we will try to save your teeth. In those instances when a tooth extraction would be more beneficial, our doctors will let you know.