Tooth extraction means to have a tooth pulled. There are a number of reasons why Drs. Armstrong and Tate may recommend tooth extraction in Jacksonville, North Carolina. When a tooth becomes too badly infected for root canal therapy to repair, our dentists may pull it to prevent the spread of infection. For a patient with a compromised immune system, even the risk of infection is reason for extraction. Gingivitis is an infection that attacks the gums and tissues that surround and support the teeth. If this disease has caused the loosening of one or more teeth, our dentists may pull them. If your teeth are crowded, our dentists may recommend tooth extraction to prepare for orthodontic treatment. This will allow room in your mouth for your teeth to straighten. Another issue that can occur from a crowded mouth is impacted teeth. This means that the tooth does not have room to break through the gums and so becomes stuck, or impacted, between the jaw and the gums. Wisdom teeth often become impacted. Our dentists will pull impacted teeth to avoid infection and damage to the surrounding teeth.
We welcome you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.