Sometimes, damage or trauma to a tooth can result in the loss of a tooth. When baby teeth have very long roots that make it difficult to fall out on their own, tooth extractions in Laredo, Texas may be necessary. If a cavity is very large, it may compromise the health of other surrounding teeth or the jaw. If infection or problems resulting from wisdom teeth occur, extractions may be the best solution.

When a dentist removes a tooth it is call a tooth extraction. This is usually a last-case scenario and many of our procedures — like root canals — are specifically meant to prevent tooth removal. However, under various conditions, the removal of a tooth may be the most effective way to keep your mouth healthy.

Some of these conditions may be:

  • If a large part of the tooth and its underlying bone have been severely infected.
  • If the tooth has decayed beyond reasonable repair and there is not enough remaining structure to complete a dental restoration.
  • If our dentist see that overcrowding will prevent proper teeth and bite function.

Planet Dental is eager to hear from you. Please contact us at 956-242-4245 and let our dentists help you or your child smile beautiful again.