The removal of a tooth, or a tooth extraction, should always be the last resort when thinking about dental solutions. We strive to avoid them whenever possible, but sometimes, when conditions dictate, an extraction is the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function – not to mention ending unwanted tooth pain. After a tooth extraction, Dental Associates of Aurora offers a variety of tooth replacement options that can restore your smile’s health, beauty, and function.
A great many tooth problems involve infections that invade the tooth and make their way to the pulp – the inner chamber of the tooth where the blood vessels and nerves are housed. When an infection invades the pulp it can begin impacting the roots of the teeth and lead to pain and, if left untreated, tooth loss. A traumatic injury to the mouth can also cause an infection and lead to the same dire outcomes.
A diseased inner tooth can create a world of problems and normally makes itself known through pain and sensitivity. These signs are usually just the tip of the iceberg and need to be treated to avoid the infection spreading further. Untreated, an infection can cause pockets of pus to develop and lead directly to an abscess.
Thankfully, today we have root canal therapy to help our patients save their problem teeth. This remarkable treatment has an incredible success rate and can stop the spread of infection in its tracks. By removing the diseased section of the tooth, we leave only the healthy portion which can still function as intended with regular oral hygiene. Before the procedure was developed, problem teeth had to be extracted and patients suffered because of it. Today, we can save the tooth and keep your smile intact!