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Sometimes, tooth extraction cannot be avoided. Dr. Jessica Owens and Dr. Zachary Hairston are dentists at Art of Dentistry in Danville, where they provide full dental services including tooth extractions.
Reasons for a Tooth Extraction
Danville dental patients may require a tooth extraction for the following reasons:
- Severe tooth decay: If the tooth decay has infected the pulp and caused an abscess and it is not treated quickly the tooth may need to be extracted.
- Bone loss: Bone loss around a tooth can be caused by periodontal disease. It can also be exacerbated by poor oral hygiene and smoking. Bone loss causes the teeth to become loose, so they no longer function properly. In this case, an extraction may be necessary.
- A fractured tooth or root: If a tooth is damaged by physical assault or trauma due to an accident and it is badly damaged it may need to be extracted and replaced by a dental implant.
- An impacted wisdom tooth: When a wisdom tooth is impacted, it is trapped in the jaw or gum and it can cause damage to your mouth or tongue. Also, you may not have enough room in your mouth for wisdom teeth. They are often extracted.
If you live in Danville, VA and you need a tooth extracted, contact Dr. Owens or Dr. Hairston at (434) 792-0700 to request an appointment.