We always strive to offer treatments that will help you retain your natural teeth. However, when restorative care cannot save a highly problematic tooth, we turn to making the conservative decision to suggest a tooth extraction. We understand that you may have a lot of questions regarding the removal of your tooth. While we encourage you to recognize that it is in your best interest, we also want our patients to feel educated about every treatment they receive. To learn more about extractions and why you need one, test your knowledge with the following quiz. Remember to speak with us about any additional concerns – we are always happy to answer your questions.
Tooth Extraction Quiz: True or False
- True or False: You may require a tooth extraction because root canal treatment has failed.
- True or False: We often suggest extractions for wisdom tooth issues.
- True or False: Tooth extractions are uncomfortable but worthwhile.
Dental Quiz Answer Key
- True. This is a common reason for tooth extractions. If you suffer from an infected tooth or a tooth with damaged dental pulp (often caused by a deep crack), you may require an extraction. By ignoring an infection or other significant problem, you place your other teeth that are still healthy at risk. Rather than gambling with the spread of infection throughout your mouth or allowing your tooth to simply die and cause additional problems, we recommend a tooth extraction to set you on a path toward restored oral health.
- True. For some people, wisdom teeth will never develop or will develop and grow in successfully. However, for others, these teeth may grow in crooked, which threatens teeth alignment. They may also become impacted, which means they will not erupt through the bone or through your gum tissue. To save yourself discomfort and future misalignment, we may remove problematic wisdom teeth with extractions.
- False. Oral surgery treatments, tooth extractions included, always take your comfort into consideration. We will thoroughly numb the tooth and tissue in question. We may also offer sedation options for a tranquil experience.
ABOUT YOUR LOS ANGELES GENERAL DENTISTS:
At A Briter Smile Dental Group, our dentists strive to offer each patient individual care and access to the latest in modern dentistry at an affordable price. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact us at our Los Angeles office at (323) 747-1823. We proudly serve communities in Los Angeles, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Hermon, and Washington Heights.