Broken, Chipped, or Rotten Tooth Extractions
There are times when it is necessary to remove a tooth. Sometimes a baby tooth has misshapen or long roots that prevent it from falling out as it should, and the tooth must be removed to make way for the permanent tooth to erupt. At other times, a tooth may have so much decay that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay, so your doctor may recommend removal and replacement with a bridge or implant. Infection, orthodontic correction, or problems with a wisdom tooth can also require removal of a tooth.
When it is determined that a tooth needs to be removed, your dentist may extract the tooth during a regular checkup or may schedule another visit for this procedure. The root of each tooth is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” and your tooth is held in that socket by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, your dentist must expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament holding it in place. While this procedure is typically very quick, it is important to share with your doctor any concerns or preferences for sedation.
Once a tooth has been removed, neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, your dentist may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth. If you are looking for an emergency dentist for a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth you can contact our Montromgery dental office located near Oswego, Aurora, Naperville, and Plainfield.
Dentists of Montgomery, IL serving Oswego, Aurora, Plainfield, and Naperville
If your tooth is severely damaged or decayed and cant be restored our dentists of Montgomery will offer several dental services such as tooth extractions. For more information on tooth extractions in Montgomery or near Oswego, Aurora, Plainfield, and Naperville you can schedule an appointment online or give us a call to learn more.