Despite the fact that permanent teeth were meant to last a lifetime, there are several reasons why Gerald V. Hansen, DDS, may recommend tooth extraction in Reno, Nevada. Tooth extraction means to have a tooth pulled.

If your mouth is crowded, our dentist may pull a tooth to prepare for orthodontic treatments or to allow room for new teeth to erupt through the gums. Sometimes when the mouth is crowded, a tooth cannot erupt through the gums completely. It becomes impacted, or trapped, between the gums and jawbone. This happens most often with wisdom teeth. Impacted teeth can cause many dental issues like infection, swelling, and permanent damage to the surrounding teeth. To avoid this, Dr. Gerald Hansen will extract impacted teeth. Our dentist may also pull a tooth if it has an infection that is too severe to be corrected with root canal therapy. This will keep the infection from spreading. With patients who have compromised immune systems because of a medical treatment, even the risk of infection is reason enough to extract the tooth. Periodontal disease is an infection that attacks the gums and bone that surround and support a tooth. If periodontal disease causes the loosening of permanent teeth, our dentist may pull them.

To learn more and to schedule your next appointment, contact Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry today.