Five Reasons to Get a Tooth Extraction for Improved Oral Health
A licensed and trusted dentist never recommends a tooth extraction unless it is medically necessary. So, if a dentist has recently suggested getting a tooth pulled, then it may be the only way to save your oral and systemic health from devastating conditions in the near future.
Serving patients in the Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and Fort Greene, NY, areas, Brooklyn Heights Dental is your premier location for comfortable and accessible dental care. With comprehensive treatments and gentle techniques, we can enhance your oral and overall health without sacrificing your comfort.
In this post, Dr. Eugene D. Stanislaus and Dr. Lisa Reid explore five, important reasons to get a tooth extraction for improved oral health and comfort.
1. Prevent Infections from Spreading
Weak, decayed, or otherwise damaged teeth are vulnerable to disease-causing bacteria in the mouth. And, with roughly six billion bacteria calling the human mouth home, it’s almost impossible to keep vulnerable teeth safe from infection.
If left untreated, dental infections can spread to neighboring teeth, the gums, the jawbone, and even the bloodstream. Once the infection makes its way to the bloodstream, patients are at risk of developing life-threatening sepsis.
Subsequently, our team may suggest a tooth extraction to keep the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone tissue healthy.
2. Limit Damage to Surrounding Teeth
As is often the case with wisdom teeth, a tooth extraction may be necessary to prevent surrounding teeth from sustaining damage. By removing wisdom teeth, patients limit the risk of developing oral health conditions, like dental abscesses or temporomandibular joint disorders.
3. Alleviate Painfully Overcrowded Teeth
Some patients live with painfully overcrowded teeth that affect their quality of life. Our team may suggest a tooth extraction to improve these patients’ oral health, eliminate persistent pain, and restore oral function.
4. Make Room for Dental Restorations
In some cases, patients have few to no healthy teeth remaining in their mouths. Leaving unhealthy teeth in the mouth to decay or fall out on their own is dangerous. The threat of deadly oral infections increases exponentially the longer unhealthy teeth stay in the mouth.
Therefore, we may suggest tooth extractions to make way for long-lasting, dental restorations, like dentures or implant-supported bridges.
5. Improve Oral Hygiene
It is difficult to keep bacteria in the mouth under control with decaying or overcrowded teeth. Decaying teeth provide a food source and home for harmful oral bacteria, and overcrowded teeth can prevent toothbrushes and floss from removing built-up plaque.
Extracting decaying or overcrowded teeth allows patients to limit the number of harmful bacteria in the mouth while making it easier to brush and floss. The result is a healthier, stronger, and more comfortable smile that enhances patients’ quality of life significantly.
Gentle Tooth Extractions for Enhanced Oral Health
Don’t let damaged or decaying teeth take a toll on your oral and overall health. Schedule a gentle tooth extraction for improved oral health at Brooklyn Heights Dental today.
Patients can conveniently request an appointment online, or they may call our friendly team at (718) 857-6639 now.