By Dow Dental
February 13, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: tooth extraction  

Need that tooth pulled? A dental extraction, or tooth extraction, is the removal of a tooth from the socket in the bone. There are a number tooth extractionof reasons why dental extractions may be needed. Dr. Coleman Dow and Dr. Douglas Dow at Dow Dental in Springfield, OR, offer a complete range of dental services. Here are four reasons why you may need a tooth extracted.

1. Damaged Tooth

If your tooth has been damaged by tooth decay or broken, your Springfield dentist will try to repair it with a dental restoration. Some teeth have such extensive tooth decay and damage that repair is not possible. A dental extraction may be necessary if your tooth is so damaged that it can't be restored with a dental restoration. 

2. Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth are a common problem in children and adults. Crowded teeth cause wear and tear, periodontal disease, lost teeth, and jaw joint damage. The goal of orthodontic treatment is to correct the alignment of the teeth, which may not be possible if you have crowded teeth. Sometimes orthodontists extract healthy, permanent teeth to make space for improved teeth alignment. 

3. Tooth Impaction

Tooth impaction usually occurs because of crowding or lack of space in the bone. The third molars, also called wisdom teeth, are the last to erupt and are more likely to be impacted. Impacted teeth may lead to dental problems such as infection, pain, or misalignment of other teeth. Removal of impacted teeth is often recommended. 

4. Tooth Root Infection

Tooth root infection is a common reason for a tooth extraction. A root canal is a procedure that is used to repair teeth that are infected. However, if the infection is so severe that root canal treatment doesn't cure it, your tooth may need to be removed to prevent the infection from spreading.

If you need a tooth extraction, why wait? We can help you today! Call Dow Dental at 541-726-9644 today to schedule an appointment in Springfield, OR. A tooth extraction is nothing to fear. Our dentists perform tooth extractions with a gentle touch!