Tooth Extraction in Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Dental extractions are most often performed because a tooth has sustained damage or decay, or cannot be saved by root canal treatment, or to prepare for the placement of a dental implant.
Other reasons for a tooth extraction include making space in the mouth for braces or other orthodontic treatment, or in the case of pediatric patients, to allow room for adult teeth to grow.
Most tooth decay can be successfully treated with a filling, inlay, or crown, assuming that there is enough healthy tooth structure to support one of these options. When there is not enough healthy tooth remaining, extraction can be the best choice for relieving pain and preventing the spread of infection.
Although permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, extractions can be necessary due to an infection, trauma, severe tooth decay, or to make room for orthodontic treatment.
To determine if an extraction is the right option for you, we’ll need to conduct an exam, which typically includes taking x-rays. If the tooth cannot be saved, we will explain what treatment is best for you.
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If your tooth is too damaged, decayed, or otherwise compromised to save, then extracting it may be the best way to restore your smile.
To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling our dental office (978) 582-4500.