Tooth Extractions

When Tooth Extraction is Recommended

When a wisdom tooth becomes impacted (meaning it cannot erupt properly due to lack of sufficient space), extracting it is typically the only way to protect the rest of your teeth. Otherwise, the wisdom tooth will continue to push against them, causing increasingly-worse toothaches, and possibly damage to your teeth.

However, impacted wisdom teeth are not the only ones that may sometimes require extraction. Other reasons for extraction may include:

  • A tooth has become too infected for root canal treatment to save it.
  • A tooth that is too damaged to be restored with a dental crown.
  • A tooth with a fractured or broken root.
  • A tooth that is severely out of alignment and interferes with orthodontic treatment.
  • And more

What’s Next?

Even though extracting a tooth may be necessary, the loss may have a gradual negative effect on the rest of your smile (except in the case of wisdom teeth that are extracted due to insufficient space). To preserve your smile and good oral health afterwards, Dr. Nielsen can recommend an appropriate dental prosthesis, such as a dental bridge or implant-retained dental crown, to replace the extracted tooth.

Ask Dr. Nielsen About Tooth Extraction

If you have questions about tooth extraction, such as whether it’s really necessary and what you should do next, then speak with Dr. Nielsen. To schedule a consultation, call Commerce Family Dental at (903) 886-3081. Located in Commerce, TX, we also serve the residents of Van Alstyne, Celina, Prosper, Gunter, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding communities.