One of the most important aspects of keeping all of your teeth, is making sure you treat each tooth with care individually. This is one of the key reasons why our dentists in the Anaheim area are so adamant about patients brushing their teeth carefully and consciously.
Why? Because when one tooth is neglected for long enough to cause problems – it can cause problems for the rest of your teeth. And if a tooth falls out and isn’t treated – it can lead to further problems down the road like alignment and wear issues.
The most important thing to keep in mind is this: just like the average dental patient doesn’t want to remove a tooth – your dentist generally doesn’t want to either. This is because your biological tooth is always stronger than an artificial replacement. Unless it’s really not, which can sometimes mean that you need to get it replaced.
The ADA (and the dentists in our Anaheim area dental office) often suggest that teeth get surgically removed due to various reasons ranging from crowding and genetics to disease and trauma.
In some cases – when a tooth simply can’t be repaired with crowns or fillings due to damage or decay – they might need to be extracted. On top of this, when teeth lose valuable bone density they also run the risk of breakage or damage. Finally, teeth that have been impacted by decay and infection are also ripe candidates for removal due to the way infection will spread and lead to further health issues.
Do you have a tooth that might need to be extracted? Our dentists in Garden Grove have years of experience helping patients from all backgrounds get healthier teeth and happier lives. To learn more about new patient specials and our practice, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.