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3 Most Common Reasons for Needing Tooth Extraction

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Why Visit the Best Dentist in Rockville

There are many reasons why you may need to have a teeth pulled. Below are the 3 most common reasons for needing tooth extraction.

Reason #1: Damage

If your teeth have been horribly damaged due to decay or a trauma, you may require a tooth extraction.

Reason #2: Crowding

For those whose mouth is overcrowded, a dentist is sometimes required to perform a tooth extraction in order to best place orthodontic devices.

In many cases, an overcrowded mouth may be inhibiting your teeth from properly aligning.

Tooth extraction can help to create more room in your mouth for teeth to erupt, shift and sit comfortably for a healthy bite.

Reason #3: Infection

In some cases, your teeth may have decayed to the point where the bacteria have reached the central area of the teeth which contains blood vessels and nerves.

Once bacteria have reached this level, it often leads to infection.

For some patients, root canal therapy is the solution, however some patients may benefit from extraction in order to prevent the infection from spreading.

Similarly, for those who are immunocompromised, extraction may be the only option to quickly address infection.

How Does a Tooth Extraction Work?

Before performing your extracting your tooth, your dentist will inject a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area.

Once numbed, your dentist will remove any gum or tissue surrounding the tooth before loosening the tooth and removing it from your mouth.

Your dentist will then apply a gauze pad to manage bleeding from the extraction and in some cases she will place stitches to close the gums.

Schedule a Tooth Extraction With the Best Dentist in Rockville

Interested in scheduling a consultation or just want to learn more about our dental services?

Call Hackley DDS at (301) 917-3964 or contact our office online today to schedule a consultation with the best dentist in the Rockville, MD, area, Dr. Rochelle Hackley.

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