Extractions most commonly come up in conversation when a dentist is referring to impacted wisdom teeth, which have the potential to cause inflammation, infection, and even decay as they emerge and apply pressure on surrounding teeth. In some extreme circumstances, cysts can form around the wisdom teeth and put the health of your jaw bone in peril— In cases such as these extraction will be very highly recommended.
Performing a tooth extraction independent of your wisdom teeth is only considered at Fresno Smile Makeovers after every attempt is initially made to save the tooth, inclusive of root canal therapy. If the tooth suffers due to trauma, if it is badly decayed, or an excess of bone loss has occured around the tooth because of periodontal disease, then the dentist may go ahead with an extraction, removing the tooth in order to maintain the health surrounding teeth and your mouth, as a whole.
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