Do You Need a Tooth Extracted?

By Blue Ridge Dental
February 28, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

How your dentists in Mount Airy, North Carolina can relieve your tooth pain

If you are suffering from tooth pain, you may also be thinking about having your painful tooth taken out. Sometimes extracting the tooth is the right choice, and sometimes the tooth can be saved by a filling or root canal. Drs. G. Bennett Smith and Lynette Smith at Blue Ridge Dental in Mount Airy, North Carolina can help you make the decision that's best for the health of your smile.

You may need a tooth removed if you experience:

  • Severe tooth pain after treatment with a dental filling or after root canal treatment
  • Severe pain and tooth mobility due to periodontal disease
  • Severe wisdom tooth pain because the wisdom teeth are putting pressure on other teeth

Many teeth need to be extracted for reasons other than pain. You may need a tooth removed because of:

Upcoming orthodontic treatment, if you don’t have enough room in your jaw to accommodate all of your teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth, because wisdom teeth don’t always fully erupt, and they can stay lodged in bone, potentially causing a cyst

In fact, most people don’t have enough room for their wisdom teeth, so the wisdom teeth compromise the health of your smile. They are often located so far back in your jaw that they are difficult to keep clean. Tooth decay and gum disease is often the result of badly-placed wisdom teeth.

For more detailed information about tooth extractions, please visit the Tooth Extractions page on the website at https://www.blueridgedentalnc.com/services.html

If you need a tooth extracted, don’t worry. At Blue Ridge Dental, the dentists and caring staff are committed to providing a comfortable, relaxing appointment. To find out more about tooth extractions and other restorative and cosmetic dental services, call Drs. G. Bennett Smith and Lynette Smith at Blue Ridge Dental in Mount Airy, North Carolina today!

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