At the dental office of Scott A. Ervin DDS PA, our first priority is to save your natural teeth and ensure the health of your smile. While we always do everything within our power to treat decayed and damaged teeth, some circumstances may necessitate the complete removal of a tooth from its place in your jawbone. This is known as a tooth extraction.
There are a couple of different reasons why Dr. Scott A. Ervin, our knowledgeable dentist, may suggest a tooth extraction in Terrell, Texas. First, a tooth may be removed because of severe decay or dental trauma. Even after a single tooth has died, the infection that killed it can still move on to other teeth in your smile. Dental trauma can also break or fracture a tooth beyond repair. Teeth may be removed if they are growing in improperly and causing damage to your existing teeth or if your smile is overcrowded. One of the most common reasons for tooth extractions is the impaction of your third molars, or wisdom teeth. This means your wisdom teeth have grown in sideways or have gotten stuck under the gum and bone line, causing a number of painful complications.
We will only suggest a tooth extraction if we feel it is absolutely necessary for your smile. We will guide you through each step of the process and provide you with a number of restorative and cosmetic options to replace the missing tooth. If you would like more information about tooth extractions, please give our dental office a call. Our friendly dental team is happy to answer any questions you may have.