Are you concerned about the state of your smile? Although it isn't often the first course of action, sometimes a tooth extraction is the best route to boosting your oral health. Led by your general dentist, Dr. Carl Horchos, Chestnut Dental Associates in Downingtown, PA, offers a full range of dental services to their patients, including tooth extraction. Here are three reasons that you may need this treatment!
1. You have a damaged tooth.
If you have a badly decayed tooth, your dental provider will typically try to repair it with a dental filling, crown, or other treatment. However, if your tooth has so much decay/damage that a repair is not possible, your general dentist may recommend a dental extraction.
2. Your tooth is infected.
Tooth root infection is a common reason for dental extractions. While a root canal is usually performed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected, if the infection is so severe that a root canal and antibiotics do not cure it, your tooth may need to be surgically removed to prevent the spread of infection.
3. You have crowded teeth.
Caused by genetics or injury, crowded teeth can also create general wear and tear, gum disease, jaw joint damage, and tooth loss. Consequently, a tooth may need to be removed if your crowded mouth is generating these issues. Sometimes dentists may also remove a crowded tooth to prepare a patient's mouth for orthodontic treatment.
Concerned about the state of your smile? Give us a call!
If you need a tooth extracted, call Chestnut Dental Associates at (484) 364-4292 today to schedule an appointment at our Downingtown, PA, office. Our general dentist's gentle touch will make your extraction simple and easy! We guarantee that you will experience exemplary service and state-of-the-art care here at Chestnut Dental Associates.