Do You Need a Tooth Extraction?

Jun 15, 2019

Sometimes a tooth can get so bad that it needs to be pulled. This is a lot better option than having to deal with pain all of the time, or being at risk for other dental problems. In some cases, extraction can keep you from having to deal with an even worse health issue. But what are some of the indications that a tooth will need to be pulled? Let’s take a look.

Warning Signs

Just because you’re having a toothache, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to immediately have the problem tooth extracted. There are plenty of safe, effective treatment options that can preserve the tooth and get your mouth back to being healthy and happy.

There are, however, some instances where an extraction will be needed. If you are experiencing any of the following, your tooth might need to be pulled.

  • ou have severe swelling of the gums, or signs of advanced gum disease.
  • You have continual, severe tooth pain that gets worse when you chew.
  • You have stiffness or pain in your jaw.

Reasons Why Teeth Need to Be Pulled

There are a lot of reasons why a tooth extraction will sometimes be needed. A tooth, for example, could be severely infected or decayed to the point that it won’t respond to antibiotics. A wisdom tooth might need to come out if it is not pushing through the gum properly.

At Spring Cypress Dental, we will always look for other treatment alternatives before recommending an extraction. But if one is necessary, we will do so as safely and gently as possible, getting you back on the road to complete oral health. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact us online or call 281-256-3222.


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