Tooth Extractions in Midvale
At The Fort Union Dentist, we will always do everything we can to make sure you keep your natural teeth. However, having a tooth pulled is sometimes the best option for your overall health.
If we do recommend an extraction, we will sit down with you to discuss your options. We perform only quick tooth extractions when they are necessary, and we can even safely remove wisdom teeth!Call us today for tooth extractions in Midvale. Also serving Cottonwood Heights and Murray, UT.
Why Would I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Tooth extractions are generally used as a last resort and would likely only be recommended in a few specific circumstances.
- To Prevent the Spread of Infection. If the pulp of one of your teeth is badly infected, it is possible that a root canal might not be enough to heal the tooth. Having a tooth pulled can protect your other teeth from infection.
- To Help Replace a Badly Damaged Tooth. Your tooth can be so badly damaged by injury or decay that we cannot restore it with a crown. In cases like this, having your damaged tooth pulled might be the best option to keep your mouth healthy and pain-free.
- To Ease Overcrowding. If your crowding issues cannot be solved with orthodontics, we can pull a tooth to prevent the type of damage that can occur in overcrowded mouths.
If we need to resort to tooth extraction in order to protect your health, we will also help you plan for a replacement tooth. You can see our restorative dentistry page to learn more about options for patients who are missing teeth.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
While everyone’s situation is slightly different, we generally recommend wisdom teeth removal. There often is not enough room in an individual’s mouth to comfortably fit these new teeth, which often leads to crowded or impacted teeth.
Fortunately, preemptive wisdom teeth removal can drastically reduce your odds of experiencing an impacted tooth or overcrowding.
To avoid wisdom teeth disrupting your other teeth or becoming painfully impacted, we may recommend having a wisdom tooth pulled before the trouble can begin. Wisdom teeth removal is a form of preventative care that will improve your future quality of health!
Impacted Wisdom Teeth Removal
If a tooth becomes impacted, it means that the tooth attempted to erupt from the gum line but was not able to do so. A wisdom tooth could be impacted because it was blocked by other teeth or there simply was no room for it in the arch of your teeth. Impacted teeth can lead to abscesses or infections and can lead to other unpleasant complications.
We handle impacted wisdom teeth removal on a case-by-case basis.