Advantages & Disadvantages of Tooth Extraction

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Sometimes the only treatment for your worsening toothache is tooth extraction. People often get confused or scared while deciding on their tooth extraction. You can always consult your dentist to know the best possible treatment, but here are a few points to consider if you plan to get a tooth extraction.

Advantages of tooth extraction

  • Permanent pain relief:

Impacted or blocked and badly decayed teeth cause severe pain, which is relieved by painkillers only for some time. The pain keeps radiating and becoming intense with time because the teeth condition worsens if you delay the treatment. Tooth extraction helps to get rid of that pain permanently.

  • Prevents overcrowding:

Overcrowding means misalignment of the teeth. They tend to grow in one place and cover other teeth. It brings a lot of teeth issues with it. When the teeth are not aligned properly, it is difficult to clean them, which causes plaque to accumulate there. It leads to tooth decay and cavities. The improper alignment of the teeth also affects your smile, and people face low confidence when talking in public. Tooth extraction resolves the cleaning and smiling problem and prevents teeth overcrowding at a specific spot.

  • Prevents infection and cavities:

The cavities in the teeth or infections of the gums spread rapidly to the surrounding teeth if not treated at earlier stages. This will lead to conditions in your entire teeth line. Getting tooth extraction means removing the infected teeth permanently, saving your other teeth from the infection for a lifetime. This not only improves the appearance of your teeth but also refines your oral health.

Disadvantages of tooth extraction

  • Misalignment of teeth:

When you remove a tooth, it leaves space behind. When the surrounding teeth find free space, they start tilting towards that space, creating a misalignment of the teeth. It affects the appearance of your teeth and leads to their misalignment, which produces difficulty while eating.

  • Risk of infections:

Our teeth are surrounded by very soft and sensitive tissues, making them prone to infections quickly. When a tooth is removed, the space left behind serves as a growing space for the pathogens. The soft tissues make the space difficult to clean, and thus it increases the risk of infections.

Final Thoughts

Tooth extraction has more pros than cons because the opposing sides can easily be covered by getting the right treatment and following a proper care routine. After extraction, misalignment of teeth can be resolved if you get a dental implant. The same goes for the increased risk of infections. Because when you keep an infected or impacted tooth permanently, it creates many troubles for you and increases the risk of infections for your other teeth.

Contact your Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. Darvishzadeh, at Walnut Creek Dental to learn more about tooth extraction.


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*Neither this nor any other content in this media is meant to prescribe, recommend, or prevent any treatment or procedure. We highly recommend that you get the advice of a qualified dentist or other medical practitioners regarding your specific dental condition.*

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