Are Teeth or a Tooth Causing Pain & Discomfort? Or Wisdom Teeth Crowding Your Mouth?
Having a tooth extracted can seem like an intimidating procedure. However, at Lowcountry Dental Arts, we want to assure you that we are here to walk through the process from start to finish with you. First, it is important to note signs and symptoms you may experience if you are need a tooth removed, and our James Island dentist may recommend that it’s just time to have your wisdom teeth removed due to age or impacted teeth as they grow.
Signs & Symptoms to Look For:
• Signs of decay or damage (cavity, chipping, discoloration)
• Pain in your tooth or teeth
• Overcrowding, meaning there may be pressure on your teeth as a new tooth is erupting
These are all common reasons for needing a tooth extracted. Another reason you might need a tooth extracted is If your tooth is only partially erupted. While this may not seem like an obvious sign, if a tooth stays only partially erupted it is at a higher risk for bacteria invading and causing infection in the tooth or the surrounding bone. Ignoring a partially erupted tooth can also damage the teeth and gums around it, turning into a more serious issue. Therefore, if you notice any of these signs it is important to address them right away.
Reach Out to Lowcountry Dental Arts
Knowing the signs and symptoms of a potential tooth extraction case is important for your oral health. If you or a family member is experiencing any of these signs or symptoms regarding a need for tooth extraction, contact Lowcountry Dental Arts right away! Our qualified James Island dentist is here to help you. Call us today to schedule an appointment!