Why Might I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Why Might I Need a Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure that involves the removal of a tooth from its socket. An oral surgeon usually performs the tooth extraction. However, general dentists such as those found at Vita Dental Spring carry out these procedures as dental providers.

All the dentists that work at Vita Dental Spring are highly skilled in tooth extractions. The aim of this dental practice is to keep all your teeth intact. The dentists will only result in a tooth extraction when there is no other viable option.

The dentists at Vita Dental Spring will check your gums, teeth, and mouth carefully before the extraction. Before the extraction, we at Vita Dental Spring will numb the entire area. Thus, you do not have to worry about feeling any pain during a tooth extraction.

Types of Extractions

Extractions can either be simple extractions, which are performed on teeth that are visible or surgical extractions. Such extractions are performed on teeth that are hard to access. For instance, if a tooth breaks below the gum line or fails to fully erupt.

Why You Might Need a tooth Extracted

Everyone has milk teeth and permanent teeth. The milk teeth fall out later to give room to permanent teeth. These are meant to last a lifetime. However, we a Vita Dental Spring might decide to extract them due to these reasons:

  • Damage Due To Severe Decay

This becomes necessary when the decay reaches the pulp of the tooth. Bacteria invade the pup and this leads to an infection. In such a case, a root canal could help to preserve the tooth. However, if the decay is too severe, the only option is to extract the tooth to keep the infection from spreading.

At Vita Dental Spring, experienced dentists will examine the tooth and recommend the best option. Whether it is a root canal or extraction, you can be assured that you will be in the hands of qualified dentists that offer safe and comfortable care.

  • Severe Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is an infection of the periodontal ligaments, gums, ligaments, and other structures around a tooth. The beginning stage of this condition is known as gingivitis. It usually starts as an infection on the gums. When it progresses, it attacks the periodontal ligaments and the jawbone.

It is caused by plaque. By brushing your teeth on a regular basis, you can prevent periodontal disease. The treatment of periodontal disease at Vita Dental Spring involves a dental cleaning and other procedures to save the structures surrounding the tooth. However, if the infection has spread so much that the tooth is falling out of its socket an extraction becomes necessary.

  • Impacted Tooth

An impacted tooth is one, which is unable to come out to the surface due to other teeth. This is common with wisdom teeth. The dentist might recommend the extraction if the tooth is impacted. This helps to prevent it from damaging neighboring teeth. Removing such a tooth also helps to reduce the risk of overcrowding and infection.

At our dental practice, we are committed to offering the best care possible during the extraction of an impacted tooth. We ensure to conduct a careful examination of this tooth before performing the procedure. 

We will use a dental x-ray to show more details about the impacted tooth. With this information, we can make an informed decision on how to conduct the extraction.

  • Due To Overcrowding 

The extraction is one of the procedures that may be performed to eliminate overcrowding. This is needed when a patient has to undergo orthodontic treatment. It helps to create more room where teeth can move and stay in a perfect line.

The orthodontist will carefully examine your teeth and see how crowded they are. If there is ample room for them, he will put on the braces. However, he will recommend an extraction if he finds there is not enough room. It is especially so in people who have already reached the age where their jaw does not grow anymore.

  • Because Of Trauma

After an accident such as a car collision, the patient might need dental treatment. The first option at Vita Dental Spring will always to preserve the teeth. Veneers, crowns, and bridges could all be used to save the teeth. However, if the tooth is too damaged, an extraction is needed.

At our dental practice, we have various options that will try to use to save the tooth. These include filling, crowns, and many other options. These options are meant to ensure that the tooth does not suffer further damage. When using options such as veneers and crowns, we will make sure they are the same color as your teeth. This way, you do not feel self-conscious because you had a tooth repair done.


Above are the main reasons you might need a tooth extraction. However, the aim of our dental practice is always to preserve your natural teeth. Thus, we will only resort to an extraction if there is no other option.