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Why You Might Need a Tooth Extraction
Sometimes people neglect the care of their teeth. However, teeth do not last an entire lifetime if they are not properly taken care of. When problems arise, we might advise you to get a tooth extraction. Although removing a tooth is never considered lightly, there are times when getting your tooth extracted will benefit your overall oral health. We here at Optimum Oral Surgery Group are here to explain everything that you need to know about why you might need tooth extractions.
What Are the Signs that I Need a Tooth Extraction?
One of the most predominant signs of needing a tooth extraction is the pain. This pain can come in various forms and can be caused by numerous things.
If you still have your wisdom teeth and are experiencing pain or discomfort, you are not alone. Experiencing pain and discomfort from wisdom teeth is pretty common. Everyone’s mouth is different. Some people do not experience pain from their wisdom teeth and they do not cause much trouble for the patient, especially if they come in properly. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone, and when this happens, the best course of action is to remove the tooth or teeth.
Another sign is experiencing pain while you are eating. If you have a difficult time eating your food because your face or jaw is in pain, this is one of the signs that you may need a tooth extraction. If the tooth that is causing this pain is oddly shaped, twisted or misaligned and cannot be fixed with braces, it will likely need to be removed. Another strong sign that you might need to get it extracted is if you suffer from a very frequent toothache. However, an extraction is only considered if a crown, filling, or root canal will not correct the problem.
What Would Happen If It Does Not Get Extracted?
We strongly advise that patients address all dental concerns promptly, including tooth pain. It may seem like a small thing at first, but it can create a long list of problems for you to deal with in the future. This is why, in some cases, an extraction can be considered a preventive measure as it can negate any future dental problems, as well as saving you money in the long run.
For example, a tooth aching due to decay can become a serious issue. Leaving this alone can cause a severe infection, not just in the gum tissue, but it can move throughout your jaw. These infections are very painful and can affect your overall health, not just your oral health. You might also experience a foul taste in your mouth and would have bad breath due to this.
If you want to know more about tooth extractions or are experiencing tooth or mouth pain, contact Optimum Oral Surgery Group at (856) 437-4432 today to schedule an appointment. No one should ever have to live in pain, especially when it is something that can be resolved quickly. We will do everything we can to reduce or eliminate the pain while promoting good oral health.