Signs You May Need an Extraction

When it comes to dental procedures, having a tooth extracted is probably at the bottom of almost everyone’s “preferred” list. Fortunately, tooth extractions aren’t nearly as common as they used to be, thanks to advances in equipment, technology, and understanding of how teeth function. However, there are certain instances in which an extraction is necessary, and your dentists at Park Crossing Dentistry in Charlotte, NC – Dr. Richard Bateman, Dr. Joshua Neubauer and Dr. Emerald Powell – are here to explain when having a tooth removed might be the best option for you or a family member.


Many instances of tooth breakage can be repaired with restorative techniques like bonding or crowns. However, if the tooth cracks to the gum line, your Charlotte dentist may recommend an extraction. This is to prevent any infection from developing inside the tooth, as well as to make room for a functional and aesthetic replacement such as a dental implant.


Severe tooth decay can sometimes be treated with root canals, but there are times that an extraction from your Charlotte dentist is the best way to treat the problem. This is particularly true if there is advanced gum disease as well.


If the teeth are large and crowded together, alignment issues will almost certainly occur. In preparation for braces, your Charlotte dentist may suggest one or more extractions in order to make room in the mouth for the rest of the teeth to move into the proper position. Although this is more common for younger patients, adults who want to straighten their teeth may benefit from having an extraction as well.

Regardless of your dental needs, Park Crossing Dentistry in Charlotte, NC can help you! Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists – Dr. Bateman, Dr. Neubauer, or Dr. Powell.

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