Tooth Extraction Is Easy In Snellville GA [BLOG]
We’d love to protect your smile forever. But we know that things can happen as life goes on. Your teeth could get cavities, crack, break, or get damaged. Any one of those things might lead to a tooth infection, which in turn could lead to you needing to have a tooth removed and replaced.
Don’t worry, if it ever comes to that, you can get a tooth extraction followed by a lifelike replacement right here at our Snellville, GA dental office. Keep reading to hear more about that process and then follow up with our team about scheduling a consultation with one of our doctors. You call us today at [phone].
Addressing The Problem
Did you know that dangerous bacteria lives in your mouth, and is actually present before your first baby tooth ever pops through? True story, and when it is left to run wild, it can be the root cause of several major oral health concerns.
For one thing, that bacteria forms the plaque that can eat right into your tooth’s enamel. This can lead to cavities. If the decay is not removed and filled, bacteria can eat through the enamel and the softer layer of dentin underneath. In time, they can reach the pulp causing a painful infection. This scenario may require a root canal. But in the worst cases, the only viable solution may well be a tooth extraction.
Accidental injuries can also cause teeth to crack or break. This too can expose the inner layers of a tooth to bacteria, leading to an infection. At the same time, an injury can weaken the tooth to a point where it becomes painful to bite or chew with that particular tooth. Again, tooth removal may be necessary to avoid more painful and costly problems.
Realistic Replacement Options
Regardless of the reason behind your tooth loss or extraction, having an empty space in your smile can allow other problems to unfold.
Your teeth can begin to drift out of their fixed positions altering your bite and bringing more chaos to the appearance of your smile. Worse than that, below your gum-line, your jawbone will start losing bone density. This is because you no longer have a root in that part of your jaw to provide the stimulation needed to continue making new bone tissue.
Replacing your missing tooth is one sure way to prevent these occurances from making your oral health issues even worse than they were to begin with.
One possibility is to go with a dental bridge. A bridge is bonded to the teeth on each side of the gap in your mouth. It closes the gap to give you a complete smile and the ability to eat comfortably once again.
Another option to have us place a dental implant or mini implant in your jaw. Once your implant is in place, we can attach a lifelike dental crown to replace your extracted tooth.
The implant provides an added benefit as well. By replacing the root of your tooth, it will encourage your jaw to keep making new tissue. This can keep your jaw healthy as well.
At the end of the day, our implants can give you a more youthful appearance, while likely adding years to your life by allowing you to eat the foods that keep you healthy (but are hard to chew without a full set of chompers).
Call Today To Take Back Your Smile
In the course of ordinary life events, you may find that removing a tooth will be necessary, but living with a missing tooth can lead to more trouble if it isn’t replaced. So, please call Parkway Dental in Snellville, GA today at 770-676-1122 or fill out our online form to schedule your tooth extraction or tooth replacement consultation appointment.