Tooth extraction means to have a tooth pulled. There are several reasons why Dr. Edward B. Miller may recommend tooth extraction in Duncanville, Texas. If a patient has a crowded mouth, our dentist may recommend extraction to prepare for orthodontic treatment. Also, if you have a crowded mouth, there may not be room in your mouth for new teeth to grow in properly. A new tooth may become impacted, or trapped between the gums and the jawbone. When this happens, our dentist may pull it to avoid infection and damage to the surrounding teeth. If a tooth becomes too badly infected to be treated with root canal therapy, our dentist may recommend extraction to prevent the spread of infection. When a patient has a compromised immune system, even the risk of infection is reason for extraction. Gingivitis is a disease that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support the teeth. If this disease has caused permanent teeth to become loose, our dentist may need to extract them.
After extraction, our dentist will send you home to recover for a few days. Follow all instructions that our dentist gives you to make your recovery time as comfortable as possible.
Feel free to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.