Although our goal is to preserve your healthy, beautiful, natural smile for as long as possible, there may come a time when tooth extraction is the best option to save your smile. If a tooth is too damaged to restore, too infected to save, too crooked to straighten, or too impacted to remain, then your dentist may recommend extraction to prevent continuing damage to surrounding teeth and oral tissues.
In many cases, we may discuss your options for replacing the tooth with a dental prosthesis to restore your smile before proceeding with the extraction. Call Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry at 281-320-2000 to begin reviewing choices for tooth replacement.
Advantages of Tooth Extraction
If tooth extraction is recommended, then you should not hesitate; otherwise, your condition may grow worse and lead to the need for more extensive restorative treatment.
In most cases, the advantages of undergoing tooth extraction can include:
- Relief from severe tooth pain (particularly with impacted wisdom teeth)
- Eliminating threats of damage to nearby teeth and oral tissues
- Replacing the tooth with a new, lifelike dental prosthesis
If tooth extraction becomes a necessity, rest assured that your smile is in good hands; our dentists combine principles of oral health, functionality and cosmetics to provide you with the optimal treatment. We will walk you through what to expect and help you determine the best option for replacing your tooth and preserving your long-term oral health.
Schedule a visit to Stephens & Gatewood Dentistry today by calling 281-320-2000 for service at two convenient locations in Spring, Texas.