Tue, Feb 20, 2018
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Every dentist will tell you pulling a tooth should always be the last resort, but sometimes it is the only option.Some of the reasons for a tooth extraction may include:

  • If the tooth is severely decayed
  • Advanced periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Broken in a way that cannot be repaired
  • A wisdom tooth or a tooth in a bad position

When a tooth is extracted the patient MUST think about a replacement because a missing tooth or teeth can lead to other issues like:

  • Your teeth shifting and creating bite issues
  • Extra stress on remaining teeth, which makes it easier to break another tooth
  • Make it hard to pronounce words
  • Chewing on one side of your mouth can cause your teeth to wear unevenly
  • Potential for TMJ dysfunction

Potential Restoration Options

  • Fixed porcelain bridge
  • Removable partial denture
  • Implant(s)/Crown(s)

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