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General dentists are motivated to save their patients teeth above all else. When a patient presents with tooth damage, the first thing a dentist will attempt to do is restore the structure and health to the tooth or teeth through treatments such as filling, inlays, or crowns.
Unfortunately, these types of restorative procedures are not always possible. Sometimes, a tooth is damaged beyond repair and the only treatment option is to remove the unhealthy tooth.
However, damage is not the only reason one would undergo a tooth extraction. Here are some other common reasons extractions may be advised.
For tooth extraction, North Carolina dentists are highly trained to provide you with the greatest degree of care and comfort. Our wisdom tooth extraction North Carolina practice is geared to comfort patients in this time of elevated stress. We want our patients to feel as comfortable as possible with their advised treatment; and therefore want to explain as thoroughly as possible the specifics of extractions.
There is more than one type of tooth extraction. South Carolina patients can feel confident understanding the following information:
The best plan of action is to maintain regular check-ups. In this way, you can improve your chances of avoiding extractions due to tooth decay. However, if you experience a broken or cracked tooth, or have pain which could indicate the growth of wisdom teeth, it is advisable to make an appointment with your dentist to explore treatment options. Extractions should not frighten the dental patient who has informed themselves of the procedure and understands that pain is not a part of the extraction process.