Nobody wants to lose a tooth. We only have so many of them and unfortunately we do not regrow them as a species. But sometimes, it becomes a medical necessity and when it does, it can be important to know when to let it go. This can be incredibly beneficial in stopping rampant decay and infection, or even other reasons.
Crowding may require the removal of teeth in order to best use braces, if you are having issues with overcrowding. This might also become a necessary procedure if you are currently undergoing chemotherapy. People waiting for organ transplants might also need to have any problem teeth removed before their procedure. Doctors will suppress the immune system, and even small infections can become serious, life-threatening concerns. Today, your Newport Beach, CA dentist explains how a tooth extraction may be the best solution for your smile, no matter the cause!
Can’t I Keep It?
If your dentist has suggested that a tooth extraction is your best course of action, this is not a decision taken lightly. This means that all other solutions have been exhausted, and the best way of protecting your mouth is to remove a dangerous possibility.
One of the most common reasons is due to a serious bacterial infection of the tooth, and this is not something that you should take lightly. Our smiles are connected to the rest of our body in a very intricate network of connections, with both nerves and bloodflow. So these infections can cause both incredible pain and risk to your future. Do not put off the removal of these, if your dentist is urging you.
How To Prepare
Always stick to the guidelines given to you by your dentist, first and foremost. Each smile is unique and there may be additional health concerns that come into play. Because of this, you should always be sure to inform your oral health provider about any and all health issues that you face, even if you think they may not come into play.
Some illnesses that can cause problems include diabetes, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. But this is by no means an exhaustive list, so that’s why it is always best to make sure that your dentist is aware of your health concerns. The stability of these conditions will need to be monitored to ensure that complications will not arise alongside the procedure.
Your provider may also prescribe you a round of antibiotics prior to your extraction. These will be very important if your procedure is expected to be particularly difficult for any reason. Please make sure you follow the instructions that you have been given in order to maximize the effectiveness of your surgery.
Find A Solution Today!
We are here to help you maintain your oral health with the best smile possible. To schedule an appointment, please give Dr. Hofkes at Balboa Dental Surgery a call at (949)630-0143. Or stop by our office here in Newport Beach, CA!