Can I Avoid An Extraction?

When you know that you may need a dental extraction, a simple question might pass through your head: “Can I ever avoid an extraction?” The answer isn’t a yes or no. Instead, it all depends on the particular circumstances and the path that leads you toward this final determination. To help you better understand whether or not you may avoid such a treatment in the future, we offer some specific details.

Yes, When You Address Problems Immediately

Let’s say you’ve been diagnosed with a cavity. Or a broken tooth. Or more serious decay. Instead of waiting and waiting to schedule your visit for your filling, crown, or other restorative treatment, you wait. What will happen eventually? You’ll need a dental extraction because such problems eventually destroy your tooth.

Yes, When You Prevent Problems From Occurring

Before you even end up with a cavity, you can stop worrying about the need for a dental extraction by practicing optimal preventive care! When you keep teeth and gums as clean and safe as possible, there’s not going to be any reason to remove teeth.

Not If It’s A Risky Wisdom Tooth

If you have a wisdom tooth that is presenting problems for your oral health, it’s always best to choose a dental extraction. Otherwise, complications will threaten your smile.

Not If You Ignore Your Dental Health

If you completely neglect your smile, you’re going to end up with extracted teeth because restorative treatments will no longer suffice.

Not If An Unexpected Traumatic Injury Occurs

Sometimes, an accident just happens. You can’t always prevent the unexpected, so this may certainly lead to the need for an extraction (even if you care for your smile).

Keep Teeth Healthy To Avoid Damage

Avoid the preventable problems that lead to dental extractions by keeping your smile in excellent shape at home and with our care. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.