Second to the mention of a root canal, we typically find that patients feel most resistant to dental extractions. While we are certainly sympathetic to your concern about many aspects of losing a tooth, we are also fully aware of the benefits. To make sure you are informed about tooth removal, rather than fretting about common misconceptions, we have gathered up some helpful explanations to debunk those myths. Get to know what’s what, so you can feel good about the choices you make for your grin.
#1: You Will Be Stuck With An Open Space
Patients usually visualize an open space in their smiles that will remain there forever. This could not be further from reality – once the area has healed, we may restore your smile. You will simply need to speak with us about a tooth replacement solution, such as a dental implant or a dental bridge, so your smile is complete again.
#2: A Damaged Tooth Requires An Extraction
You won’t necessarily require a dental extraction if you damage your tooth or have a severe cavity. In many situations, we can still rescue your tooth with restorative treatments, such as root canal therapy or a dental crown.
#3: You Cannot Elect To Extract A Tooth
Actually, you may elect to extract a tooth if necessary. For instance, you may want wisdom teeth removed that you find too difficult to clean. Or, you may wish to prepare for a prosthetic option like a denture or dental implant but find that you have an unhealthy tooth in the way.
ABOUT YOUR LONGVIEW, TX, DENTISTS:
At DentaCare Dental in Longview, TX, we focus on advanced technology, education, and comfort to offer every patient a pleasant experience and excellent dental care. To schedule a consultation, call our Longview, TX, office today at (903) 758-5921. For optimal convenience, we also serve patients at our other location in Tyler, TX.