When a tooth requires removal, your Columbia dentist, Dr. David Foster, will perform an extraction. Following strict safety protocols and using sedation dentistry, Dr. Foster can comfortably remove the tooth in question. What causes a tooth to require extraction? What steps can you take to safeguard your smile? In today’s blog, Dr. Foster discusses the importance of dental extractions.
Common Causes of Extraction
There are a variety of reasons for a tooth to require extraction. For example, a patient may need their wisdom teeth removed. Other times, in order to reduce crowded teeth and improve the esthetics of a smile, a tooth may need to be extracted. Unfortunately, in most cases poor oral hygiene is the root cause of dental extractions. When we don’t practice proper dental habits, bacteria multiply and threaten our health. Soon, patients start to suffer from tooth decay and gum disease. Both of these serious dental issues leave teeth vulnerable to infection. Once a tooth becomes infected or abscessed, it may die, requiring removal to prevent the spread of infection.
Protect Your Smile
Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to protect and preserve your smile. First, always attend routine checkups and cleanings with your Columbia TN general dentist. Dr. Foster will watch for signs of burgeoning dental issues and prescribe immediate treatment. Also, brush your teeth twice a day and floss once. Don’t forget to rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash, as well. These easy measures help cleanse your mouth of harmful bacteria and stray food particles. If you have any more questions regarding what you can do to keep your smile bright and whole, schedule a consultation with Dr. Foster.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Columbia TN General Dentist
Do you suffer from persistent toothaches or tooth sensitivity? If so, talk to your Columbia TN general dentist today. Dr. Foster can diagnose and treat the cause of your dental discomfort, aiding in the prevention of dental extraction. Dr. Foster offers the latest in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. 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.