Common Causes of Tooth Extractions

For some individuals, undergoing a tooth extraction can be a nerve wracking experience that may lead you to question your dental habits.

At Annapolis Dental Care, we understand that it may be difficult to part ways with a permanent tooth after learning that it needs to be extracted. For some individuals, undergoing a tooth extraction can be a nerve-wracking experience that may lead you to question your dental habits that might have contributed to your tooth removal. Ultimately, tooth extraction is usually performed as a last resort when all other measures have been exhausted, and you need to ensure that your oral health is in optimum condition. Here’s a few common reasons why you might need a tooth extraction with Annapolis Dental Care.

You May Need a Tooth Extraction If You’ve Experienced UNFIXABLE Damage

Tooth extraction may be imminent if you’ve experienced damage to your teeth that is unfixable. Examples of damage that may occur include accident-related tooth injuries, a fraction that causes breaking of the tooth, or luxation, loosening the tooth due to an injury. When irreparable damage occurs to a tooth, it’s ultimately in your best interest to have the tooth extracted and to opt for a cosmetic implant in place of your tooth. Feeling anxious about the extraction procedure? Fortunately, Dr. Steckler can administer relaxation dentistry.

Overcrowding in Your Mouth

Overcrowding in your mouth can be painful, contributing to dull aches constantly. By opting to have a tooth extraction performed, you can eliminate pain associated with overcrowding in your mouth. Many factors can cause overcrowding: a small jawline with more prominent teeth, extra teeth growing in, and more. Additionally, overcrowding can cause your teeth to grow crooked, making it harder to floss in crowded areas and effectively cleanse your teeth of plaque. By having a tooth extracted, you can create additional space in your mouth.

Periodontal Disease: Loose Teeth & Extractions

Periodontal disease can contribute to loose teeth and the possible need to have an extraction performed. Through regular brushing, flossing, and checkups – you can help fight against tooth decay and ensure your mouth is in good condition. Since periodontal disease frequently affects the gums and sockets in which your teeth sit, it’s crucial to effectively cleanse your teeth to avoid having teeth extracted altogether. 


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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