Can An Emergency Tooth Extraction Be Avoided?

There are very few things in this world that people fear more than having to go to the dentist to have a tooth extracted. The pain, the blood, the awful feeling of having one of your teeth “ripped” from your mouth. It’s enough to make even the biggest, toughest “manly” man shiver and hide under the covers.

However, as a dental office in Charlotte that provides emergency dental care, you would be surprised at how many people call us at all hours of the day and night “begging” for us to pull out their painful teeth. After listing to these calls for a while it is plainly obvious just how painful a severe toothache can be.

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Of course will extract the tooth that is causing you so much pain, however, we only recommend doing so if pulling the tooth is the best course of action for you. What do I mean? Well, sometimes extracting the tooth may not be the best dental option. Actually, it is almost always preferable to try to save a tooth – if that’s at all possible.

Consider this…what happens once you pull out one of your teeth? Of course, one option is to do nothing and just leave an empty space where your tooth once was. However, this is not recommended. The reason is because your teeth support each, and when one goes missing that makes the others that were next to it more vulnerable. The loss of a tooth promotes bone loss on the jaw which then typically leads to more teeth become loose and less stable.

It’s like a really bad domino effect in your mouth!

Another option once you’ve lost a tooth is to replace it with a prosthetic, like a denture or dental implant. Modern dentistry has come a long way so today’s dentures and implants work really well for a lot of people, but they’re just never as good as having your natural teeth in your mouth, and they can be an expensive option!

So, once again… Yes, we will perform an emergency tooth extraction if that is the best option given your situation, and that can only be determined once you come in to our office and are examined by a dentist who will take x-rays and see what’s causing your toothache and determine if your natural tooth can be saved.

For more information about emergency tooth extractions in our Charlotte office give us a call.