Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
Getting a tooth extracted is probably not something you will be eager to do, but there are times when tooth extraction is necessary. Dentists will not remove a tooth unless it is absolutely necessary, though, simply because you only get one set of teeth. If your dentist believes that you need a tooth removed, it is probably for one of the following reasons.
Your tooth has too much decay
When a person has a tooth that has decay on it, the dentist will recommend removing it and putting in a filling to replace the hole. If the person delays this procedure for too long, the decay will take over too much of the structure of the tooth, and the dentist will no longer be able to save the tooth with a filling. Instead, the dentist may recommend putting a crown on it. If the tooth is damaged too much from decay for a crown to be used, the only other option will be to remove the tooth from the person's mouth.
Your tooth is broken too badly
Decay is not the only thing that can damage teeth. In fact, teeth can get damaged in many ways, including from trauma. If you have a tooth that is broken badly and cannot be repaired, your dentist might recommend removing it, but this is only the case if there is no other way to fix the tooth.
Your mouth is too crowded
There are also times when dentists will remove good, healthy teeth from a person's mouth, and one of the reasons for this is due to overcrowding. If you have a small jaw, there is a chance that your mouth will not be big enough to hold all the teeth that erupt. If this is the case, your dentist can remove some of them to alleviate the overcrowding in your mouth.
Your wisdom teeth are causing or will cause problems
One other reason dentists extract teeth is to remove the wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are often problematic in nature and really serve no useful purpose. It is often better to have these teeth removed before they cause any problems rather than to wait until you are experiencing problems with them.
If your dentist recommends removing a tooth, it is probably for a good reason, and you should follow through with this procedure. To find out more details about the process used to remove a tooth, talk to a family dental care clinic.Share
26 September 2018