Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?

Tooth extraction is usually the last option for a severely decayed or broken tooth. That’s why our friendly staff at Celebrity Smiles in El Paso, TX will first consider other tooth restoration options such as root canals, crowns, or fillings.

Removing Tooth Decay that Affects Your Oral Health

A decayed tooth will normally be treated by removing the decayed area of the tooth and replacing it with a filling or a crown. However, if the tooth decay is extensive the dentist may suggest removing the tooth before the decay spreads to the healthy area of your jaw and other teeth. This way the dentist can remove all decay that will eventually lead to periodontal disease and bone loss.

Broken Tooth?

Teeth are pretty strong but sometimes can break due to a severe blow or trauma to the mouth. When this happens bacteria can build up in the broken or cracked area of the tooth eventually leading to tooth decay. In some cases, we may be able to restore the tooth with a crown or root canal therapy. If the fracture extends to the root of the tooth however, the tooth will not be able to be saved.

Orthodontic Reasons

In some cases, the doctor may recommend tooth extraction for orthodontic reasons such as being fitted for braces or Invisalign treatment. If your teeth are experiencing crowding, teeth may need to be extracted to ensure successful orthodontic treatment.

Schedule a Tooth Extraction Consultation Today!

Come in or call us today at 915.595.3333. Our staff is professional and patient so we can answer all of your questions pertaining to tooth extraction. You can also schedule an appointment by visiting our Contact Us page and filling out the form. We can’t wait to see your brand new smile!