Saturday, November 18, 2017

Reasons a Tooth May Need Extraction

If you suffer a toothache, your first thought might be that you need it removed. Fortunately, that isn’t the case. Teeth are extracted for a variety of reasons but primarily include wisdom teeth and/or an overcrowded mouth. Depending on the way they are positioned, wisdom teeth can increase a person’s risk of developing an infection. At Chapel Street Dental, one of our doctors will make an effort to restore the tooth without extraction. Other reasons for extraction may include:   

  • Severe tooth damage/trauma – some teeth have such extensive decay and damage (broken or cracked) that repair is not possible.

  • Orthodontic treatment – people getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for teeth that are being moved into place.

  • Some teeth may need to be extracted if they have the potential of becoming infected.

  • Extra teeth – extra teeth may block other teeth from erupting, therefore will require extraction.

If you have questions or concerns regarding tooth extraction, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Chapel Street Dental in New Haven, CT, call 203-772-1000.

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