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Do I Need an Extraction?

May 13, 2018
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Posted By: Jennifer Rensen, DMD
Illustration of Tooth Being Extracted | Dentist Burnaby BC

The best way to determine if dental extractions will solve your dental health issue is to contact our Burnaby, BC dental clinic to arrange an exam. We take the recommendation for a dental extraction seriously and try to save natural teeth whenever possible. An exam and x-rays in our Burnaby dental clinic will provide the information necessary for an accurate diagnosis.

In the meantime, here are a few signs that you could benefit from a tooth extraction.

Your Wisdom Teeth Feel Painful

If you are an older teen or young adult and you have noticed that the gums toward the back of your mouth feel irritated, or if you have developed jaw pain, your wisdom teeth might be erupting. In some cases, wisdom teeth will appear without incident. In other cases, insufficient space at the back of the jaw will lead to pressure against adjacent teeth.

You Have Broken a Tooth at the Gumline

If you break a tooth at the gumline, inadequate tooth structure might prevent a restoration. Extraction and replacing the tooth with a dental implant is one alternative to replace your tooth.

Your Tooth Is Split

A vertical fracture of the tooth that extends below the gum line may result in the need for an extraction. A full evaluation and x-ray will assist our dentist in determine if dental extractions can be avoided. 

You Have Periodontal Bone Loss

If you have been diagnosed with gum disease and your tooth becomes significantly mobile, bone loss has likely occurred and, therefore, your tooth becomes destabilized. We provide a periodontal evaluation at each exam to avoid this advanced stage of infection.

Looking for Answers about Your Oral Health?

Contact our Burnaby, BC dental clinic for an appointment. Our friendly and knowledgeable dentists will present all of your treatment options and help you make a choice that works best for you.