Patients of the Columbus, Ohio area who are told that they may benefit from tooth extraction may worry if permanent removal of a tooth is necessary and appropriate for their situation. At Schindler Dentistry, our team will only make the recommendation if a patient is in a position where tooth extraction will benefit their oral health and wellness. Dr. Sharon Schindler is well aware that maintaining the natural, healthy tooth is always desirable when possible, but with certain situations, removal may be the only way to bring a patent’s smile back to health. Below are just a few situations that can arise in which a patient might not need a tooth extracted:
- To prepare for orthodontic work. In cases where a patient has a small mouth that cannot hold all the teeth without overcrowding, a dental professional may recommend the permanent extraction of several adult teeth to make room. However, orthodontists can avoid extraction of adult teeth if they consider the benefits of expanding the patient’s palate to make room instead. Palate expanders are often used instead of removing natural teeth.
- Due to extensive damage. Whenever possible, the team at Schindler Dentistry will try to restore the natural tooth after damage has occurred instead of removing it completely. This may be done with the use of dental fillings, porcelain crowns, or even root canal therapy. Saving the tooth is always the more desirable option for our patients.
- To maintain oral health. If a tooth has an infection, some dentists may recommend removal to keep the rest of the smile healthy. However, there are various treatments that can be performed on a single tooth to save the rest of the smile from an infection or coexisting problem. Speaking to a dentist about the situation at hand and asking about all the options available is the first step to avoid extraction of a natural tooth.
Learn the truth about tooth extraction with our dental team at Schindler Dentistry
Dr. Sharon Schindler and her team in Columbus, Ohio provide a wide selection of services for patients in the area and can educate patients on the need for tooth extraction when the situation arises. Call the office at (614) 586-0609 to request a consultation visit with our team at 775 Yard Street, Ste. #175.