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When is a Tooth Extraction Needed?
June 12th, 2015


Regularly brushing your teeth and using dental floss will help you fight dental problems, so you can keep your teeth healthy for a longer period of time. Going for regular dental checkups at the London Dental Studio will help in the prevention of dental problems, and will help in the early detection of issues – making it possible for these dental problems to be treated before they can progress into something more complicated. However, what happens if you have a dental problem that has already turned into something that cannot be solved with a dental treatment? In this case, a tooth extraction may be needed.

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A tooth extraction is usually done as a last case scenario, when no other treatment can be done to save the tooth. A tooth may need to be removed if it is severely decayed or damaged, and even a root canal treatment will not be enough to save it from getting further diseased. A tooth extraction may also be needed to remove a tooth that has been completely damaged by an injury or an accident, and is already considered as beyond saving.

An impacted wisdom tooth needs to be removed surgically to provide permanent pain relief, and to prevent the decay or infection from spreading to the surrounding teeth. Teeth extraction may also be needed as part of the preparation for an orthodontic treatment. In cases of teeth overcrowding, some teeth may need to be removed to give ample space for the other teeth to be moved into a straighter position.

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