Sometimes, having a tooth removed is the best or only option. If you need a tooth extraction in Covina, CA, Dr. Cohen will ensure your tooth extraction procedure goes as smoothly as possible.
The Most Common Reasons For Tooth Extraction
There are many reasons for tooth extraction. Some of the most common reasons include:
A severely damaged tooth from cavities or trauma
Need to prepare for orthodontic treatment because the mouth is overcrowded, or there is not enough space in the arch for new teeth to come in.
We have a periodontal disease that has weakened and destroyed the bone holding the tooth, making an extraction necessary.
You have an infection affecting the center of the tooth where the nerves and blood vessels are located. If the tooth’s damage is so catastrophic that a root canal cannot save the tooth, your dentist will recommend an extraction.
As a preventative measure for chemotherapy or radiation therapy, patients with a compromised immune system are at higher risk of tooth and gum infections.