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When An Unhealthy Tooth Has To Be Removed

If you keep putting off a trip to the dentist’s office despite having active concerns about tooth pain or sensitivity, you can put yourself at risk for losing the tooth that has you worried. As its health deteriorates due to an injury or advanced cavity, the tooth can come closer to the point where restorative dental work will not prove effective. When this happens, the only way forward will be to have it safely extracted. Our Seattle, WA dentist’s office is here to help when you need work done to return your smile to good health. When necessary, we can perform a safe removal of the tooth before we make plans to replace it with a secure, lifelike prosthetic appliance.

Timing Matters When It Comes To Restorative Dental Work

Simply put, when you postpone treatment for a problem that has you concerned, you leave yourself vulnerable to real complications. If this happens, you can end up with more oral health difficulties that will need to be resolved. The longer you give a cavity to grow, the more likely you are to ultimately require root canal therapy. Delays also make you more susceptible to problems that demand tooth extraction. An extraction will protect you from oral health complications that arise when decay keeps spreading beyond a tooth’s roots. This will also put a stop to the persistent discomfort that you have felt.

Safely Extracting Your Tooth

At our practice, we can make sure that an unhealthy tooth is removed safely, meaning we can protect neighboring teeth and surrounding tissues as we perform the removal. This lowers your risk for complications, and it can make your recovery experience easier. In many cases, the removal will be followed with plans for prosthetic dental work. One exception to this is when you have wisdom teeth removed. Because these teeth are not needed for your dental function, and because people often lack space for them, they are not replaced when taken out.

Making Plans To Replace A Tooth That Has Been Removed

With a custom dental bridge, we can close the smile gap left behind by your extracted tooth. The bridge gives you a permanent prosthetic to both preserve your full smile and improve your bite function. What makes this placement possible without oral surgery is the use of two dental crowns located at the ends of your appliance, which we secure over the teeth around your absent tooth.

Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist’s Office To Discuss The Potential Need For A Tooth Extraction

If there is no other way to restore your oral health, we can arrange a tooth extraction. To learn more, call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist at our Seattle, WA dentist’s office at 206-789-2555.

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It is our goal to provide comprehensive dental care for your whole family. Our wide range of services means that you can see us for all of your needs — without having to visit multiple practices to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.