Probably not. If you have seen a dentist in the last year, and floss and brush regularly the odds are in your favor. A filling or crown is most likely the best solution for you. If, however, you are a stranger to the dental office AND toothpaste, then perhaps an extraction is the right treatment for you.
The following are reasons for extraction:
With modern medicine and techniques most extractions surprisingly quick and comfortable. Not everyone wants to verify that statement so we provide additional options such as laughing gas, conscious sedation, and IV sedation.
What you do AFTER surgery is just as important as how your surgery goes. Have you stocked up on soft foods, protein drinks, and Ibuprofen and Tylenol? Those are good things to have on hand after surgery.
The mouth heals incredibly fast, and following a few recommendations can enhance that ability.
Extractions permanently remove a tooth. Sometimes that is the right and only option for the patient. Sometimes, there are way more options- consider that a tooth only works when chewing against the opposite tooth- in other words, teeth come in pairs so when one is removed the other is effectively made useless, and the patient loses. Additionally, nature abhors a void- so the space vacated by the tooth will fill in with all manner of things: the tongue, the neighboring teeth, the cheek, and temporarily anything you’re eating at the time.
When given a choice between saving a tooth and pulling it- too often pulling is the quick and cheaper option. Sometimes it’s for the best as it allows for sleep and focus at home and work. But, there are so many more options when it comes to saving a tooth: root canals, fillings, crowns are standard fare for saving teeth.
Replacing teeth has never had so many options:
Choices make more sense when you have a skilled and interested professional working to help you get what you want. We want to help. Call us at 801-782-9269.
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