Losing a tooth might have been an exciting ordeal between the ages of 5-11, but as the teen years approach, it becomes more of a self-conscious issue, and definitely by one’s adult years – losing a tooth can be somewhat traumatic.
There are a variety of reasons why one might be required to have a tooth extraction as an adult. Although your teeth should remain with you throughout your life, your teeth are prone to decay, damage, and trauma that might be too severe to fix with a filling, crown, or other dental procedures.
In addition to decay or damaged teeth, teeth extraction might be necessary due to a crowded mouth. That is, too many teeth for your mouth to handle – creating the over-crowding teeth. So by removing any teeth that would cause overcrowding, you can potentially avert braces. Or, you might still require braces, but by removing unnecessary teeth – it will lay the way for the other teeth to shift without incident.
Periodontal disease is also a reason one might need to have their tooth/teeth extracted. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissue and bones that affects surrounding and supporting teeth. It can cause teeth to loosen, and thus might require that tooth or teeth to be extracted.
Infection is yet another reason a tooth might need to undergo the extraction process. If your tooth decay is such that it extends to the pulp (which is the center of the tooth where the nerves and blood vessels are), then your tooth might require a root canal …that, for some, might be a costly procedure they want to avoid. Alternately it can be extracted.
Be sure to check back for part 2 of our tooth extraction post, to better understand what to expect during the process.
At DentistsRUs we have a variety of dental professionals throughout the Lower Mainland who offer teeth extractions. See our list below, and call to talk further about this option, or to secure an appointment!
Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View
Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View
Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View
Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View
New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View