Many people think of a tooth extraction as a painful and anxiety-provoking experience. However, if you are living with pain in your mouth from a tooth, having that tooth pulled will not only be a sweet relief from the pain, but it can even help to prevent other problems from arising for your oral health in the future.
Here at Charlotte Emergency Dental, we specialize in treating oral health issues as soon as they arise, and making sure you are prepared and comfortable if we find an extraction is necessary. If a tooth has been damaged by disease or some sort of trauma, it may not be possible to repair the damage, and extraction may be the only option. Our team of dental specialists has pulled together some quick lists below to help you determine whether you are in need of a tooth extraction.
Typical Signs Pointing to Tooth Extraction
The first sign that a tooth extraction is necessary typically falls under one of the following categories:
- severe tooth pain
- jaw pain or stiffness
- a presence or history of gum disease
- swollen gums surrounding just one or two teeth
- pain that worsens with you are biting or chewing
Conditions That May Lead to Tooth Extraction
During your regular cleaning and dental exam, your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction if there is visible trauma to the tooth or if the tooth is the cause of other oral health issues affecting other teeth or your gums. This trauma could be due to:
- damage to the tooth that is beyond repair
- severe infection or decay
- impacting or overcrowding (if the tooth has not pushed through your gums on its own or their is not enough room in your jaw to fit the tooth as it is coming in)
If you are experiencing any of the signs listed above, have a history of any symptoms or diseases that often require extraction, or have any further individual questions about extractions, do not hesitate to call Charlotte Emergency Dental today at 704-525-3939, a member of our team will be happy to help you! You can also read more about the procedure and what to expect after your tooth extraction, HERE.