What to Know About Tooth Extractions

When you have an infected tooth, the most common method of dealing with it is to remove it entirely.

Whenever you have an infected tooth, the most common method of dealing with it is to remove it entirely. In fact, a tooth that has become infected could lead to more issues with other teeth down the line. That is why most dentists will recommend tooth extractions when you show up with an infected tooth. The reality is, deciding to have a tooth extracted can be a big deal for some people. Ultimately, tooth extraction is simply the total removal of the tooth from its socket. For those looking at the potential of having a tooth extraction, there are some key things to consider before the actual procedure begins. Here are the most important things to know about when it comes to a successful tooth extraction. 

Understanding Why A Tooth Extraction Would Be Necessary

There are a few key reasons why you might need a tooth extraction. In fact, a tooth extraction tends to be strongly recommended for a patient whose tooth has significantly decayed, been damaged or has been severely infected. When a tooth has been damaged so severely — past the point of any possible restorative methods — a tooth extraction is often the best approach to take. Ultimately, a tooth extraction will eliminate the potential for a more severe infection and allow your oral health to strengthen overall. 

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Sometimes, wisdom teeth are extracted effectively and efficiently due to potential infection or trauma. Other times, wisdom teeth are simply removed because their time has come. In fact, some people tend not to have any issues with their wisdom teeth, while others will experience severe pain. The reality is, seeing a dentist routinely — twice a year to be exact — will help inform your dentist about whether your wisdom teeth need to be removed or not — and when that tooth extraction procedure is most necessary. Ultimately, some wisdom teeth might only be partially impacted, and knowing when that occurs will help dictate whether a tooth extraction would be vital or if it can wait a little longer. 


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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