If you think you need a tooth extraction, contact our Charlotte dental office for a consultation with Dr. Richard Van Gurp. The dentist will evaluate your condition and make recommendations for a full treatment plan.
In most cases, it is in the patient’s best interest to preserve the natural teeth. This is often accomplished through treatments like root canal therapy and/or dental crowns. If a tooth extraction is determined to be the best choice, Dr. Van Gurp will also recommend appropriate replacement options.
When you have a tooth pulled, your bone begins to deteriorate and the gum is exposed to more bacteria, increasing the risk for gum disease. The teeth that remain can also shift, causing potential problems with the fit of the bite and TMJ function.