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What You Should Know About Tooth Extractions in Wallingford, Connecticut

When you visit Wolfy Dental Group in Wallingford, Connecticut, for an issue such as a decayed tooth, Dr. Vukovic and her team will do everything they can to preserve and restore your tooth. While all options will be explored to make this a reality, there are some cases where the only option will be to extract the tooth. When extraction becomes necessary, you can rest easy knowing that our team will make this experience a comfortable and stress-free experience. Further, we offer several excellent tooth replacement options once your tooth is extracted.

When Will Extraction Be Necessary

There are several reasons why Dr. Vukovic may be unable to save your tooth. Here are some reasons why extraction may be our only option:

Damage or Decay – In most cases, we can restore teeth which are broken, cracked, or decayed. While we will make every effort to save a tooth, sometimes this is not possible if the damage is too severe or if there is not enough tooth structure left to save it. Another situation warranting extraction is when an infection is allowed to advance too far, causing erosion of the bone and tooth-supporting ligament. When these situations arise, tooth extraction will be the best solution.

Periodontal Disease – Periodontal disease is a term used to describe gum disease. While this can be treated in the early stages because it is generally painless and does not present many noticeable symptoms, some patients can let it progress to a stage where it becomes quite severe. Periodontal disease will attack the supporting structures of the teeth when allowed to progress, leaving the tooth roots exposed to decay. This is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults and leads to extraction.

Physical Accidents – When you are in an accident, such as a car collision, where your teeth are injured, there will be many options that are considered. These options include dental bonding, crowns, bridges, etc. However, extraction will be necessary if the tooth or teeth are damaged beyond repair.

Replacing Teeth

When a tooth is extracted, it is highly recommended to replace it with one of our tooth replacement options. When teeth are not replaced, it can lead to significant dental health problems down the road. Consider these popular tooth replacement options offered by Dr. Vukovic:

Restore Your Smile

When a dental extraction becomes necessary, you can count on the team at Wolfy Dental Group to do a safe and efficient job. Please give us a call today at (203) 902-3629.