We feel pretty confident in saying that no one wants to have oral surgery. Even so, there are times when it is in your best interest to maintain your long-term oral health.

A great example is tooth extractions, which we can provide at our Charlotte, NC

Dental office. Today, we want to discuss some reasons you or someone you care about could benefit from having a tooth removed.

If you should need this kind of treatment, rest assured that your comfort is a top priority at McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry. You should not feel any pain during your procedure, and we’ll make the extra effort to keep you pain-free.

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call 704-766-8662.

Winning By Losing Teeth

We want you to keep all your teeth for life. If that isn’t possible, we want you to keep as many teeth as you can. Sometimes to do that, you have to remove teeth that could lead to additional problems down the road.

Most of the time, it’s possible to save a damaged tooth with a dental crown or root canal procedure. Even so, a severe break, crack, or infection could make it impossible to restore your tooth. If this happens, your best option is to remove the problematic tooth and get a tooth replacement instead. This will preserve the appearance of your smile and the function of your teeth.

Tooth removal can be invaluable for someone preparing for orthodontic care, too. Crowding is often the result of having a jaw that is simply too small for your teeth to fit correctly. That can lead to teeth being too close together. For other people, primary teeth don’t fall out on their own, which can prevent permanent teeth from erupting. By removing teeth, you can make it easier to create the straight smile that you want.

Many people will need their wisdom teeth removed as well. Many people’s jaws are not large enough for their third molars to erupt correctly. These teeth can become impacted. They can push into the teeth you already have, too, change the appearance of your smile and affecting your bite. By taking out your wisdom teeth, you can avoid a lifetime of increased risk for tooth decay and gum infections.

For patients who have a history of tooth loss, removing that last remaining natural teeth may make for better teeth replacements. This would not be recommended for everyone, but there are situations when taking out the last few teeth can mean better replacement teeth.

Keep It Simple

If you ever never to have teeth removed, part of our focus is making the process as easy as it can be for you.

During your consultation, we’ll discuss your treatment options, including ones that could avoid surgery when possible. For more complex cases, we’ll refer you to trusted oral surgeons, although we can handle many procedures at our office in Charlotte.

Preserve Your Oral Health

With the benefit of oral surgery, you can keep your mouth healthy. To learn if this is right for you, schedule a consultation at McNulty & Dancausse General Dentistry. You can contact us with our online form or by calling 704-766-8662.