At Maz Endodontics, our top priority is always our patients. This means our Beverly Hills emergency dentist will always prefer to save your tooth. The very last thing our dental office wants is to extract a problem tooth. Unfortunately, there will be times when a tooth extraction will be necessary.
When Tooth Extractions Are Necessary?
As an office that provides emergency dental services, we’re often asked if a tooth is saveable. Many times yes, your teeth can be saved from extraction. There will be certain cases, though, were extracting your tooth will be unavoidable. Common reasons you’ll need an extraction are:
Accidents & Trauma
Unforeseen accidents or physical trauma can damage your teeth. Many times these events will chip or fracture your tooth beyond repair. In these rare incidences, the dentist will recommend extraction.
When a tooth infection penetrates the pulp, it will cause severe pain. If not treated immediately, the infection can spread and weaken your tooth. If your tooth is weak, it will be susceptible to fracture. At this point, the fractured tooth will need extracting.
Many times, patients feel they don’t need dental care after their pain went away. What they don’t realize is that the infection has killed off their pain-sensing nerves.
For some patients, the cost to restore a tooth can be too high. Removing an infection from a tooth requires the root canal and dental restoration. This dental work can be cost-prohibitive for many. In these cases, it might make more economic sense to remove the problem tooth first. Then address the restoration later when capable.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Your wisdom teeth are the 3rd and last set of molars to grow in your mouth. For many patients, they will not have enough room in their jaw to accommodate these teeth. When there isn’t enough room, the wisdom teeth can grow in abnormal directions. These irregular growth patterns can cause impaction. When the wisdom teeth impact with neighboring teeth, it will cause severe pain. If the wisdom teeth removal is complicated, our office can refer out to an oral surgeon.