Various Reasons for Emergency Tooth Extraction
By: Carrum Downs Dental Group
One of the reasons a patient may require an emergency tooth extraction is when they have a fractured tooth under the gums. Teeth absorb a lot of pressure from chewing food, so if your teeth do not fit perfectly when biting down, the impact could potentially crack your lower molars. Also, if you had recently had a root canal or dental filling, you may be on a higher risk for a cracked tooth.
Another reason that could lead to an emergency tooth extraction is when you have an impacted wisdom tooth. A tooth is impacted when it is blocked from fully emerging from the gums. The dentist recommends the extraction of such a tooth to prevent it from causing damage to the other teeth. Furthermore, extracting an impacted tooth helps to lower the risks of overcrowding and infections.
Additionally, the dentist may suggest an emergency tooth extraction if your tooth is severely damaged. One major reason that could lead to tooth decay and damage is when you neglect your oral health routine either because you avoid using mouthwash or dislike flossing. Also, there are instances when you are too exhausted to brush your teeth before going to bed. In other extreme cases, your teeth could get damaged due to an injury or an accident. In such circumstances, an emergency tooth extraction could be needed.
Whether it is a regular dental check-up or an emergency tooth extraction, Carrum Downs Dental Group has the expertise and compassion to work with you on achieving your desired smile. Our top priority is the health and comfort of our patients, so we go above and beyond to make them comfortable and offer the highest quality care. For more information, kindly set up an appointment or call us today.
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