Every patient wants to have the most functional and beautiful smile possible. In pursuing this goal, it is sometimes necessary to have a tooth removed. There are many situations that may make this scenario required. The Boston dentist at CITIDental Tremont can help you identify signs to have a tooth extraction.
Treating Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, are the last molars to arrive. They can occur around the ages of 18 to 25. They emerge behind the second molars, in the back of the mouth. It is necessary to extract them when there is not enough space for them in the mouth, to prevent overcrowding on other teeth, helps improve brushing and flossing routines, and to prevent them from being stuck beneath the gum line.
After Orthodontic Treatment
Patients can benefit from having a tooth extraction following orthodontic treatment. After tooth removal, the orthodontist can use braces to close gaps and restore the alignment of your smile.
If your teeth are affected by a fracture, crack, decay, or trauma, it is likely that an infection has occurred. Dental infections can cause irritating pain and in some cases, a toothache. These conditions may not diminish without proper treatment. Generally, endodontists will apply root canal therapy to resolve this condition. However, if the condition has progressed beyond the normal means, then your dentist will let you know that the tooth may need to be extracted.
For additional information regarding what conditions indicate the need for a tooth extraction. Contact CITIDental Tremont and schedule a consultation.