Dental concerns like tooth decay and gum disease, which systematically destroy healthy tooth structure and supportive gum tissues (respectively), can often be addressed with custom dental treatment. However, when a tooth cannot be restored or preserved, extracting and replacing it could be the only way to protect your smile. In cases such as extreme tooth damage, a cracked or fractured tooth root, or lack of support due to severe gum disease, tooth extraction can clear the way for your dentist to successfully treat, restore, and preserve your smile.
Preserving the Site of Tooth Extraction
When a tooth is extracted, the procedure removes the threat of the highly compromised tooth, but the loss can also affect your bite’s proper balance. As part of your smile restoration, your dentist will consult with you to discuss and plan for replacing the tooth, preferably with a dental implant. To increase the success of your implant placement, your dentist can suggest extraction site preservation to help maintain the health and integrity of the jawbone after the tooth has been extracted. Using biocompatible material, your dentist can fill and preserve the empty socket left by the extracted tooth, making it easier for your dentist to place a dental implant-supported restoration to rebuild your smile.
Speak with Your Dentist About Tooth Extraction
In some cases, the best way to restore your smile is to extract and replace a troublesome tooth. To schedule a consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.