Once your permanent teeth have grown in, there may be some instances where a tooth (or multiple teeth) may need to be extracted. These cases should be properly diagnosed by a dental professional. Our dentist may discuss alternate treatments with you before considering a tooth extraction, as we tend to avoid removing a tooth whenever possible. A tooth extraction becomes necessary when a tooth has become damaged or decayed beyond repair and could affect the health of your other teeth.
Reasons for needing a tooth extraction may vary, but often include one or more of the following:
- Preparation for orthodontic or cosmetic treatment
- Infection or risk of infection
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Advanced decay
Under most cases, extraction of the tooth is the last resort to maintain dental health. To keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you maintain proper oral hygiene within the home and attend regularly scheduled dental appointments. The odds of detecting decay and preventing infection are greatly increased by scheduling regular exams and cleanings.
We invite you to call Jacquet Family Dental today at 856-825-4259 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jon Paul Jacquet and learn more about tooth extractions in Millville, New Jersey. We are here to help!