When Do I Need A Tooth Extraction?

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At King Dental, it is our goal to help our patients keep their natural teeth for as long as possible. However, in some cases, the best way to protect your dental health is to remove a tooth. You can rest assured that if you need a tooth extraction in Huntsville, AL, Dr. David King has your comfort in mind.

Here are some of the situations in which Dr. King might recommend a tooth extraction.

Decayed, Infection, or Broken Teeth

If you have a tooth that is decayed or fractured beyond what a dental crown or root canal treatment can restore, it may be time to consider a tooth extraction. A tooth infection can spread to surrounding teeth and even travel to other parts of the body. 

Removing a severely compromised tooth can protect your dental health, overall health, and your smile.

Tooth Extraction for Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, arrive in the back of your mouth behind your second molars around the ages of 18 to 25. Because wisdom teeth can cause several concerns, for most people, it's recommended to have them removed.

Some reasons your Huntsville dentist may recommend extracting your wisdom teeth are:

  • Overcrowding: Most people don't have enough room in their mouths for wisdom teeth, which could result in tooth crowding and shifting.
  • Difficulties Brushing and Flossing: Wisdom teeth can be hard to reach when it's time to brush and floss your teeth. If you can't keep them clean it could result in your increased risk of tooth decay, cavities, or gum disease.
  • Impacted Teeth: Some wisdom teeth remain impacted beneath the gumline. This means that your wisdom teeth have failed to erupt and that could cause an infection.

Contact King Dental

If you have questions about tooth extractions in Huntsville or any other procedures we offer, please contact King Dental at (256) 880-1884.

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