When you’re told that you need tooth extraction, you might have mixed feelings about it. Removing the tooth might be preferable to extensive restorative treatment that isn’t likely to work, but your goals for your smile were supposed to include preserving your healthy, natural teeth for life. Unfortunately, if the need for tooth extraction has arisen, it means that preserving the tooth is no longer an option. Fortunately, there are several things you can look forward to after the tooth is removed, and the problems that it caused are no longer a constant presence.

1. Resolving your oral health problem

The most important benefit to extracting a tooth is removing the threat that it might have posed to your other teeth, or to the soft, sensitive oral tissues surrounding it. There are several potential reasons for needing tooth extraction, such as extreme damage to its structure or a severe infection within it, to name just a couple. Depending on the specific problem, the tooth’s presence may raise the risks of you developing other oral health concerns, and eventually needing even more extensive treatment to restore your smile. By removing this threat, you can resolve the problem and look forward to fully restoring your smile.

2. Restoring your smile and oral health

Extracting a troublesome tooth is a good thing, but losing a tooth can have a negative impact on your oral health all the same. This is one of the reasons why tooth extraction isn’t a more commonly recommended treatment option, and why we typically suggest replacing the tooth as part of your overall treatment plan. With a highly lifelike, durable, custom-designed replacement, such as a dental implant and crown, you can once again enjoy the confidence of a full and healthy smile, as well as the improved oral health and bite function that come with it.

3. Relieving severe dental discomfort

While there are many potential reasons for needing tooth extraction, many of them involve discomfort of some level in and around the tooth. If the concern is severe enough to require extracting the tooth, then the discomfort is likely to be severe, as well. Fortunately, removing the tooth should immediately alleviate that discomfort, unless it as caused damage to any surrounding teeth or tissues. If so, then we can plan an appropriate restorative treatment plan to restore the rest of your smile, as well.

Find out if tooth extraction is right for you

Tooth extraction might seem worrisome, but after the tooth is removed, you can look forward to several improvements to your oral health. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.