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Do I need to have a tooth extracted?

tooth extractions | fleischmann family dentistry | broomfield, CODecay May Make Extraction Necessary

While tooth extraction is typically not our first choice of treatment, sometimes it does become necessary. If your tooth is so decayed that the damage has spread deep into your tooth or is affecting your jaw bone, gums, or other teeth, the tooth may need to be removed.

Creating Space for Your Teeth

Another common reason for extractions is that sometimes a patient's mouth is simply too small for all their teeth. When this happens, teeth may shift into unusual positions to try and fit. This can cause crooked or twisted teeth and can lead to additional future dental problems. To fix the problem, we may need to remove some of the teeth before beginning orthodontic treatment.

Many people have their wisdom teeth removed because they have become impacted. When this happens, the tooth does not fully erupt, and it is easy for the gums to become infected. The infection can quickly spread to other teeth and become a serious problem. Additionally, impacted teeth can damage the roots of neighboring teeth because of the constant pressure.

While we can perform many extractions in our office, if necessary, we may refer you to an excellent and trusted oral surgeon.
 

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