The most commonly performed extractions are the removal of impacted wisdow teeth, which can cause discomfort, infection, inflammation or even decay as they begin grow into a space where there isn't enough room. Sometimes, in extreme cases, the health of the jaw bone can be compromised by these ailments and lead to further issues such as the development of cysts around the infected area at which point, immediate extraction is the only option.
In the event that the impacted tooth is not a wisdom tooth, an extraction becomes a last resort, due to procedures such as root canal therapy. Should the tooth have suffered damages due to trauma or decay, which can cause excessive bone loss, the dentist may have to consider an extraction to preserve not only the jaw bone, but the teeth that surround the ailing tooth. At Sawgrass Gentle Dentistry, in Sunrise, Florida, we will be able to analyze which procedure is best for you and help fix your dental troubles today! Get in touch with us for more information.