Sometimes tooth extractions are necessary, where the tooth is irreparably damaged or due to periodontal disease. A broken tooth presents a number of problems for a patient, as food gets stuck in the hole and aids bacteria build up. When the gum or bone is exposed, the situation becomes even more problematic and can result in weakening of the gum and bone. Ultimately, as these problems persist, you will notice slacking of the jaw and changes in the shape of your mouth.
Dr. Walford and the team at Marvin Village Dentistry will always attempt to save a damaged tooth; however, when there is no other choice but extraction we can still restore your smile. The missing tooth can be replaced through the use of implants, or fixed/removable dentures. So, if you are delaying seeking dental treatment out of fear that you will lose a tooth, speak to a member of our team. We can advise you on available and options are give you further information on why extraction might be the best option.