711 West 38th Street Unit B-10
Austin TX 78705
Tooth extractions are sometimes the only option for treating a tooth that is badly damaged or decayed. When you consult with Vida Dental, we will always rule out all other options before deciding to extract a tooth. In the event that we need to perform a tooth extraction, your dentist will discuss options for restoring the missing tooth before continuing with treatment.
Dental bridges or implants are two possible restorative treatments Vida Dental can use to replace an extracted tooth. The type of restoration will vary depending on how many teeth are extracted and where they are located in the mouth. Vida Dental will always choose treatments that restore function to the teeth and bring back your smile. We are here to provide you with the best general dental care possible.
Reasons for Tooth Extractions
When Vida Dental determines that your tooth is not restorable through treatment, a tooth extraction becomes necessary. Severely decayed teeth, periodontal disease or damage from blunt force trauma are typical reasons your dentist may need to perform a tooth extraction. However, there are a number of other reasons when a tooth extraction is necessary.
At Vida Dental, we use a comprehensive exam to determine the viability of a tooth. This advanced method of assessment allows your dentist to examine the tooth and all supporting structures. When Vida Dental chooses to remove a tooth, we are basing our recommendation on the fact that the tooth is no longer viable. Removing a severely decayed tooth can also prevent bacterial infections from spreading to other teeth. It is better to have the tooth removed to protect your other teeth from infection in many cases.
Regular checkups with Vida Dental are important in preventing serious decay. You can arrange regular cleanings and checkups with your dentist by contacting us and booking your first appointment with Vida Dental. Together we can help you avoid the need for tooth extraction through proper oral hygiene and dental care.