How a tooth extraction from your dentists in Jackson Heights, NY, can help your smile
Did you know that removing a tooth can actually help your smile? It’s true. In fact, there are many instances where removing a tooth can benefit your smile, but how do you know if you need a tooth extracted? One of the main reasons for removing a tooth is due to pain, but there are other non-painful reasons too.
Dr. H. Alamzad and Dr. Rihito Matsui of Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY, offer a full range of dental services to help you and your smile—read on to learn some of the reasons why you might need a tooth extraction from their office.
Reasons for tooth extraction
If you have been experiencing tooth pain, dentists first try to address the issue through more conservative treatments, such as root canal therapy. However, if your tooth is still causing acute pain even after a restoration has been placed or after root canal therapy, the tooth may need to be removed to eliminate the pain.
Other times, a tooth is so badly damaged that it can’t be repaired with a filling or a crown. In cases where much of the tooth structure is gone, tooth extraction might be the only option.
Periodontal disease is another common reason why people lose teeth. Periodontal disease attacks and destroys the bone supporting your teeth, causing your teeth to become loose. If you have a tooth that has been moving around because there is not enough bone to support it, the tooth is no longer functioning to help you chew, and must be removed for the sake of oral health.
The eruption of wisdom teeth, or third molars, is another common cause for extraction. Typically, wisdom teeth erupt at such inopportune angles that they disrupt the alignment of your teeth, causing pain and oral health issues. If left in place, they also often become decayed and infected.
Concerned? Give us a call
To learn more about tooth extraction and other dental services, call Dr. H. Alamzad and Dr. Rihito Matsui at Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, NY. Dial (718) 898-8080 to arrange an appointment today!