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Which is Better; Save a Tooth or Pull a Tooth?

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If you are suffering from a toothache due to a disease or infection, you may feel like getting it pulled out is the best way to go. Toothaches can be excruciating, and, understandably, you want to take the easiest route to minimize the pain. However, pulling out your natural teeth is not always the best solution, and it is crucial to make an informed decision if you're planning on doing it.

Why Should You Save Your Natural Teeth?

The advancement in technology has made it easy to replace your natural teeth with dental implants. However, most people aren't aware that natural teeth have some significant advantages over artificially implanted teeth.

Your natural teeth are complex and more intertwined with your body, making them function better than artificial teeth. No matter how advanced artificial teeth get, they won't be as functional as your natural teeth. In addition to that, natural teeth are stronger and easier to care for.

It is also important to note that dental implants can be pretty expensive. Therefore, you may not be able to have the gap filled immediately if you choose to pull your natural tooth. Having a gap between your teeth can impact your confidence.

When is It Necessary to Pull Out Your Teeth?

As important as natural teeth may be, there may be situations where it is necessary to have them extracted. Sometimes, the tooth is too weak or damaged to be restored. Therefore, your only option will be to pull the tooth.

Ultimately, it is your call whether you want to have your tooth extracted or not. However, it is important to have a thorough discussion with your dentist before making the decision. Make sure to discuss all possibilities, and only pull a tooth if there is a very low chance of restoring it.

If you are suffering from a tooth ailment that you think requires extraction, head over to Meadows Family Dentistry. We'll take a look at your unique condition and help you come up with the best solution.

Posted on Mar 28, 2022
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