3 Reasons Your Las Vegas Dentist May Recommend a Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is a process in which your oral surgeon removes your tooth from its dental socket or alveolus. The procedure may sound scary, but Dr. Carlos Letelier and the team have perfected a method that is simple, painless and as quick as possible. That said, you may wonder if tooth extraction is really necessary. Unfortunately, if your oral surgeon recommends it, it likely is. Below are three reasons our team typically recommends tooth extraction for our patients.

Your Teeth Exhibit Severe Decay

A cavity left untreated will continue to eat away at the enamel until it reaches the center of your tooth or the pulp. If decay is allowed to reach the pulp, it can cause an infection, otherwise known as a tooth abscess. An abscess can cause extreme pain, tooth loss, and other health complications. To prevent any adverse consequences from happening, our Las Vegas dental extractions specialist will perform the procedure in an as quick and painless way as possible. Extraction will stop the spread of infection and ensure the remainder of your mouth stays healthy.

Your Teeth Are Overcrowded

It is not uncommon for people to undergo oral surgery for cosmetic reasons. Every once in a while, our Las Vegas dental extractions team will recommend tooth extraction to eliminate overcrowding and improve the overall appearance of your smile. Extraction, for this reason, may also serve to alleviate any discomfort you experience as a result of. Overcrowding.

You Have an Impacted Tooth

This goes hand in hand with the above point. Sometimes, if your mouth is overcrowded, it may not have enough room for erupting wisdom teeth. When this happens, Dr. Carlos Letelier may recommend extraction to prevent the impacted tooth from causing damage to other teeth. Extraction can also lower the risk of overcrowding and infection.

Contact Our Dental Extractions Specialist Today

If you need oral surgery in Las Vegas for whatever reason, reach out to The Center for Oral Surgery in Las Vegas. You can contact us by phone or online.