Tooth Extraction - North Port, FL

3 Common Reasons for Extracting a Tooth

One of the last things you want to hear as an adult is that one of your teeth need to be pulled, but it happens more often than you might think. In spite of how the media portrays it, tooth extraction in North Port, FL, is a routine procedure that different patients undergo for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few of the situations where teens and adults see their dentist at Waterside Dental in North Port for an extraction.

Crowding

Your mouth only has so much room. Adolescents who still have some permanent teeth coming in might not have enough room for all of them to sit comfortably in the mouth. Adults, too, may experience the eruption of wisdom teeth and not have enough room. If it looks like space needs to be made for the erupting teeth, a tooth or a few teeth might need to be extracted first.

Impaction

An impacted tooth is one that becomes stuck on its way to the surface, so it stays under the gums and can become painful, inflamed or affect the growth and position of other teeth. Wisdom teeth sometimes cause trouble as they try to come in, and one common reason is impaction. If you have an impacted tooth, it is likely it will need to be extracted.

Decay or Damage

Gum disease contributes to the decay of teeth, which, if it progresses far enough, means a tooth needs to be extracted. Gum disease is not the only culprit, however; any sort of hard enough impact could damage a tooth enough to require pulling.

There are many options such as dental implants and bridges your dentist can help you explore if you find that you are one of the many patients who require a tooth or two to be extracted. Schedule a consultation to start exploring your options by contacting Waterside Dental today.