Despite the strength of our teeth, our smiles often become endangered by decay or infection. In some cases, a tooth may actually need to be extracted. Your Columbia dentist, Dr. David Foster, provides safe and caring extraction. Dr. Foster can also replace your missing tooth with natural looking and durable dental prosthetics. In today’s blog, Dr. Foster discusses the importance of dental extractions.
A variety of factors can necessitate the removal of a tooth, including:
- Advanced decay
- Dental abscess
- Gum disease
- Erupting wisdom teeth
Using the latest technology, combined with innovative oral and IV sedation dentistry, your Columbia TN general dentist can help you remain relaxed and comfortable throughout the procedure.
Restoring Your Smile
Using cosmetic and restorative dental techniques, Dr. Foster can replace one or more missing teeth. Our procedures include:
- Full dentures
- Partial dentures
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
In many cases, teeth must be extracted due to the affects of cavities and gum disease. Thankfully, with simple dental maintenance you can help protect your teeth and prevent the need for removal. First, always attend routine checkups and cleanings with Dr. Foster. These visits allow Dr. Foster to watch for any signs of burgeoning dental issues and offer immediate treatment. This helps prevent the need for costly and invasive procedures, including extractions, in the future. You should also brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash, as well. Regular dental habits help cleanse the mouth of harmful bacteria and food particles, aiding in the prevention of periodontal disease and tooth decay.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia TN General Dentist
Are you suffering from advanced tooth decay? Then talk to your Columbia TN general dentist today. Dr. Foster can diagnose the cause of your dental issues and if necessary, extract the tooth. In addition, Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to help restore your smile to optimal function and appearance following an extraction. Schedule an appointment our 38401 dentist office by calling (931) 388-3384. We welcome patients from Columbia, Spring Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Lewisburg, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, Centerville and surrounding communities.