Tooth Extraction Can Preserve Your Oral Health
As dental professionals, the team at Center for Advanced Dentistry will try to save your natural teeth whenever possible. There are some instances, however, in which tooth extraction is necessary to preserve your overall oral health. At our Red Bank, NJ, practice, Dr. Michael J. Bixby has over 20 years of experience, and is equipped to provide a wide range of dental services, including general, restorative, and cosmetic treatments.
Benefits of Tooth Extraction
The thought of a having a tooth removed can make many patients uneasy. However, extraction offers a number of advantages, including:
- Pain relief: Extracting a problematic tooth can provide instant relief, especially if it is severely infected.
- Improved oral health: A decayed, infected, or damaged tooth can lead to a host of serious dental problems, including shifting teeth, bite misalignment, and the spread of bacteria. Tooth extraction removes the problem at its source and preserves overall oral health.
- Enhanced comfort: Modern extraction methods are gentle and minimally invasive. As a result, patients can enjoy a more comfortable experience. In fact, a 2016 study reported that 89 percent of those who underwent tooth extraction experienced less pain than they anticipated.