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Although your dentist, Dr. Shane Ellsworth, wants you to have your natural teeth for a lifetime (as we’re sure you do too), there are times when tooth extraction is the only viable option. Obviously, tooth extraction is a last-resort treatment that is typically needed when other dental treatments, like dental fillings, dental crowns, and root canals, cannot improve the health and function of the tooth. To help you know more about when tooth extraction is the best course of treatment, our dental team is happy to give you the details. Tooth extraction is needed when:
-You have wisdom teeth (Oftentimes wisdom teeth cause more harm than good. This is because they can become impacted and they can cause complications in the mouth)
-You don’t have enough room in the mouth (Usually with a crowded mouth you can’t properly align the teeth or allow other teeth to grow into place)
-Your tooth is severely decayed (This happens when a cavity is not treated in a timely manner. The cavity spreads and damages the entire tooth, even the underlying layers like the dentin, nerve, and pulp)
-Your tooth is extremely damaged (This happens when you suffer a blow to the face during activities)
Call Evans Street Dental Center today at 503-472-1402 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth extraction in McMinnville, Oregon. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, so don’t be afraid to contact us. We look forward to your phone call!