Although our dentists at Beach City Dental prioritize saving teeth, sometimes extractions are necessary. Removing teeth isn’t taken lightly, and they replace them as soon as possible. There are many reasons for extracting teeth, some of which are preventable.
Why Teeth Need Removing
Having good dental hygiene can prevent our dentists in Huntington Beach, CA from the need to remove teeth. Daily brushing and flossing help remove the bacteria that lead to dental decay, one of the primary reasons that teeth need extracting.
Food debris can get stuck in or between teeth and break down, leading to bacteria that causes decay. Also, if you skip brushing your teeth, plaque that naturally forms on them can harden and turn to tartar, leading to tooth decay.
A toothbrush will not remove tartar, so if you skip going to the dentist for routine exams, it will stay on your teeth, and the bacteria will eat away at the enamel until cavities form. Bad cases of decay can ruin teeth, and they may need removing when they become weak and unstable.
Removing Impacted Teeth
While most teeth are removed by our dentists in Huntington Beach, CA at our offices, some teeth may require surgery to remove them. Impacted teeth, which are teeth that cannot erupt because something is blocking them, are one of the primary reasons for surgical extractions near you.
Wisdom teeth, or the third molars, often need removing as many people do not have room in their mouths for them, or they grow beneath other teeth and cannot erupt. When this is the case, our dentists at Beach City Dental may refer you to an oral surgeon to remove them. Depending on the severity of the impaction, you may check into a hospital for their removal.
Extracting Overcrowded Teeth
Some people, especially those with smaller mouths, may have an issue with overcrowded teeth. When too many teeth are growing near the same area in the jaw, teeth can overlap or grow crooked.
When they are crowding each other, it can cause spaces where food debris can get trapped, break down, and lead to tooth decay. When our dentists at Beach City Dental remove teeth due to overcrowding, they may recommend braces or aligners to help straighten teeth so that you have a normal bite and great-looking teeth.
If you’re having issues with your teeth and think an extraction may be necessary, contact our offices and arrange a visit to our dentists for an exam. They will assess your teeth and create a plan to repair them.