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What is a tooth extraction? An extraction is when your dentist removes a tooth from its socket in the bone. A tooth is generally extracted as a last resort, after considering if a filling, crown, etc. can repair the damaged tooth. But why may a tooth extraction be necessary? There are various reasons a tooth might need to be removed, whether it is a tooth that is too loose, or space needs to be created in order to allow you to wear braces.

A Tooth May Require Extraction If:

–You have extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.

–If a baby tooth doesn’t fall out when it is supposed to so that the permanent tooth is able to come in.

–If you are going to be getting braces, and need room for the new position of the teeth.

–If you are undergoing radiation to the head and neck area.

–If teeth have become infected from using cancer drugs, and your immune system is compromised.

–If you have had an organ transplant and teeth can become infected.

–Your wisdom teeth may need extraction before or after they come in. If they have decay, are causing you pain, or have an infection or a cyst, they may require removal.

Having a tooth extracted can prevent further damage to a tooth as well as prevent an infection. Our dedicated dentist, Dr. Mauricio Martinez at Gulf Coast Smiles in Cape Coral, Florida is happy to offer tooth extraction for our patients. Once a tooth extraction has been performed, we can fill the space with a dental bridge, denture, or dental implant restoration, making your smile as good as new. So if you are experiencing problems with a tooth or teeth, we invite you to give our team a call at 239.549.0001 and let us help restore your beautiful smile!