One of our primary goals at Sky Valley Dental is to help you keep your natural teeth for your lifetime. Sometimes, if a tooth is infected or damaged beyond what can be repaired, this might mean you need a tooth extraction.
Monroe dentist Dr. Yunki Cho can guide you through the procedure as well as offering excellent solutions for tooth replacement.
When Is a Tooth Extraction Recommended?
Dr. Cho recommends tooth extractions in Monroe only as a last resort. However, there are a number of situations in which removing a tooth is the best solution to protect your dental health, such as:
- A tooth decayed or fractured beyond what a filling or crown can repair
- An infected tooth that cannot be saved with root canal treatment
- To make space for teeth that are too crowded
- Wisdom teeth
If you need to have a tooth removed, your team at Sky Valley Dental puts your comfort first. Dr. Cho is gentle and highly skilled in providing comfortable tooth extractions. We even offer options for dental sedation that can help you feel at ease during your tooth extraction procedure.
Why Do My Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?
Wisdom teeth are your third set of molars that arrive at the back of your mouth around the ages of 18 to 25 years old. Most people don’t have enough room in their mouths to support wisdom teeth, and they can begin to push and crowd other teeth causing alignment problems.
They are also difficult to properly brush and floss due to their location behind your second molars. When you can’t keep those teeth clean, they increase your chances of developing cavities or gum disease.
Some wisdom teeth remain impacted or stuck beneath the gum line. These teeth also need to be extracted to avoid developing an infection.
Solutions for Tooth Replacement at Sky Valley Dental
If your lost tooth is not a wisdom tooth, it is a good idea to think about replacing it. A lost tooth not only impacts the appearance of your smile, but it can also affect your dental health. Without a root to support, your bone begins to dissolve. When you don’t replace a tooth, your surrounding teeth move into the space. These things can not only affect the appearance of your face, but also your ability to chew and eat your food with ease.
Dr. Cho offers several tooth replacement options, including full or partial dentures, dental bridges, and the gold standard of tooth replacement, dental implants. We are proud to offer comprehensive implant dentistry from start to finish at our Monroe, WA dental office.
If you need a tooth removed, it’s important not to delay your treatment. Contact Sky Valley Dental today to learn how we can help.