At Mid Peninsula Dental Specialists in Los Altos CA, we understand that the thought of having a tooth extraction can be scary. But if your tooth is damaged beyond repair, it may be necessary to remove it and replace it with an implant. To help you make an informed decision about whether you should go through with a tooth extraction and implant, here is what you need to know.
What Causes Tooth Damage?
The most common cause of tooth damage is cavities or decay. If left untreated, cavities can cause your teeth to become weak or brittle and break apart. Other causes of tooth damage include trauma from an injury or accident, worn-down enamel due to grinding your teeth, and extreme temperatures like extremely hot or cold food/beverages.
Signs You May Need a Tooth Extraction and Implant
If you have severe tooth pain that does not go away after taking over-the-counter pain medications, this could be a sign that you need an extraction and implant. Other signs include visible chips or cracks on the surface of your teeth, discoloration of your teeth, sensitivity to hot/cold foods/beverages, missing pieces of your teeth, receding gums around one or more teeth, and loose teeth that are difficult to bite into food.
How Can Mid Peninsula Dental Specialists Help?
At our Los Altos CA office, we offer comprehensive dental care services to treat all kinds of dental issues including broken/damaged teeth. We specialize in performing extractions and implants so you can rest assured knowing you will receive the best care possible when it comes to replacing your damaged tooth with an implant. We also offer sedation dentistry options so you can feel relaxed during the procedure if needed.
A broken or damaged tooth can cause serious issues if left untreated for too long. If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with damaged teeth such as pain, sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures in food/beverage items, visible chips/cracks on the surface of your teeth, etc., then you may need to consider having a tooth extraction followed by an implant replacement procedure done at our Los Altos CA office at Mid Peninsula Dental Specialists. Our experienced team is here to help ensure that everything goes smoothly during the procedure so that you can get back on track toward optimal oral health as soon as possible!