Four main reasons a dentist may suggest extracting a tooth

Tooth Pain. Woman Feeling Tooth Pain. Closeup Of Beautiful Sad Girl Suffering From Strong Tooth Pain. Attractive Female Feeling Painful Toothache. Dental Health And Care Concept.At Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry in Mesa, AZ, we understand the hesitancy some patients might have when it comes to being told they need one or more teeth extracted. Extractions may be performed for primary or permanent teeth, depending on the unique needs of the patient. There are also several reasons why our team might recommend the removal of these teeth.

Below are four of the primary situations during which Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dorado may recommend removal of teeth from the smile:

  • Damage. Whether you’ve experienced an extremely large cavity or are dealing with a tooth that has been impacted by injury or trauma, there may be situations in which a tooth is damaged beyond repair. In a case like this, where a dental filling may significantly impact the structure of a tooth or a procedure such as root canal therapy has left a tooth damaged, it may be time to talk about extraction with your dentist.
  • Dentures. When several teeth are missing from the smile and patients are considering the use of full dentures, removal of the remaining teeth will need to be scheduled before full dentures can be fabricated and used.
  • Orthodontics. Children or adults who are going to be undergoing orthodontic work may need to have one or more permanent teeth removed, specifically if they are dealing with overcrowding and need space to realign the remaining teeth.
  • Wisdom teeth. The third molars, commonly known as wisdom teeth, are known for becoming problematic for patients and may need removal, especially if they are impacted or are contributing to cavities or disease.

Do you believe you could benefit from a dental extraction? 

Working with a dental professional to find out if removal of one or more teeth is necessary is the first step in taking control of your oral health! Mesa, AZ area patients who want to speak to a professional about tooth extraction will want to book an appointment at Drs of Smiles Gentle Family Dentistry by calling (480) 834-6991. The office is conveniently located at 1056 South Val Vista Drive, Suite #1 and accepts new patients and families. Our team, including Drs. Scott LeSueur, Glenn LeSueur, and Charles Dodaro, has years of combined experience in general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care.    

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