We Make Tooth Removal Easy In Orlando, FL [BLOG]
We strive to be a great place for comprehensive dentistry solutions, including the treatments you may never anticipate needing in your lifetime. Tooth removal is one of these unexpected services we can provide at Overmeyer Family Dental. Keep reading to hear five reasons why you might need a tooth removed, and then be sure to call us at (407) 871-3143 to arrange for your consultation.
1. Preparation For Orthodontic Care
Orthodontic treatments are more popular than ever, and it is not just teenagers who are signing up for these sort of transformations.
But here’s the thing, some folks have teeth that are so far out of alignment that they can make it nearly impossible to straighten out the smile as a whole. In such instances, removing the most problematic teeth is often the first step before a patient get go on to get their braces or begin an alternative treatment like Invisalign clear aligners.
2. Trouble With Wisdom Teeth
Wisdom teeth account for much of the tooth removal that happens around here. The size of our modern jaws just isn’t large enough for our wisdom teeth to come in properly. As such, wisdom teeth tend to become impacted, which means they can’t erupt correctly. Impacted teeth will often start to push on neighboring teeth. This can lead to severe dental pain. It can also cause crowding in your smile, and it can push your other teeth out of alignment. Oh, and when your wisdom teeth are impacted, you also have a higher risk of getting cavities. Talk about a dentist’s nightmare situation!
The good news is that you can often sidestep these issues by having your wisdom teeth removed before the larger problems take hold. And if you are a regular patient, we’ll be able to keep a close eye on their development so we can plan for an extraction session accordingly.
We can tell you that cavities start small and they aren’t the end of the world if they are detected and treated early enough. A small cavity can be treated with a dental filling. A larger cavity can be addressed with a dental crown. Root canals are typically only needed when a tooth becomes infected. All of these increasingly invasive steps will ultimately still preserve the tooth in some fashion.
However, if the damage is too extensive for even a root canal procedure, your best course of action is to remove the tooth before the infection spreads to other parts of your mouth.
If it comes to that, we can also recommend a suitable tooth replacement. A dental implant and a dental crown can restore the appearance of your tooth along with its function and biting power.
4. Periodontal Disease
Did you know that advanced gum disease, a.k.a. Periodontal disease, is the #1 cause of tooth loss in the United States. When the disease is left untreated, your gum tissue can separate from your teeth. This can expose your roots to plaque and tartar. It also may leave your teeth feeling loose and on the way to falling out. In this case, removing teeth that are too far gone already can actually hasten your recovery from your gum disease treatment. Once that is over, we can discuss tooth replacement options.
5. Accidental Injury
Life comes at you fast. You could be in a car crash, or slip and fall at the gym, or take a softball to the face. If any of those things happens, or one of the many other possible threats in daily life suddenly becomes a dark reality for you, we’ll be there to help. If your tooth can’t be saved, removing it may be necessary for your overall oral health and continued well-being. Again, we’ll provide replacement options if need be. Whatever it takes to get you smiling again.
Call For A Consultation
We hope you see that removing a tooth is often the last resort for our dentists in Orlando, FL. But we’re ready to spring into action whenever it makes sense to execute this important procedure.
Call Overmeyer Family Dental in Orlando, FL today at 407-603-3839 or fill out our online form to request your tooth removal consultation appointment.