What exactly is a dental extraction? This Bedford oral surgery treatment is the removal of a natural tooth to help improve oral health. Though it may sound scary or painful, Dr. Chris Tye’s expertise as an oral surgeon helps him to remove teeth that are negatively impacting your oral health in a safe way and with minimal discomfort. Dental extractions are performed for a number of reasons, but today we’re sharing three of the top reasons why Dr. Tye or your general dentist may recommend you receive a dental extraction in the Bedford area.
If you’re searching for the top Bedford oral surgery center in the DFW area, look no further than Texas Oral Surgery Specialists! Dr. Chris Tye has served the North Texas area for over 25 years, and was Tarrant County’s first dual-degreed oral surgeon – holding both dental and medical degrees. You can trust Dr. Tye to skillfully handle you or your loved one’s dental extraction procedure. Call us today to schedule your consultation.
Advanced Dental Decay
When tooth enamel starts decaying, small cavities or holes in the enamel will form. Early intervention can eradicate the decay; your general dentist can protect enamel through dental fillings, inlays or onlays, or dental crowns. However, if you have missed regular examinations with your general dentist and the decay is left unchecked, it can spread and destroy much of the tooth’s outer surface. If the tooth cannot be saved through a dental crown or root canal, an extraction may be required.
Extensive Trauma to the Tooth
Our tooth enamel is incredibly strong – stronger than steel! However, though incredibly strong, enamel is formed from tiny crystals of calcium phosphate. The crystallized structure makes enamel very brittle. That’s why when you bite down on a nut shell fragment, ice cube, or popcorn kernel, your tooth can crack. Other times, trauma from sports injuries or an accident can also crack a tooth. Small cracks can often be repaired with dental crowns or even dental bonding. Larger cracks — ones that extend down into the root of the tooth — may require an extraction.
An Impacted Tooth
Everyone has two sets of teeth during their lifetime: primary teeth (or “baby” teeth) and permanent teeth. Around the age of six, a child’s first permanent tooth begins showing up. As the primary teeth become loose and fall out, permanent teeth take their place. However, this process can sometimes not happen as smoothly. Impacted teeth are primary or permanent teeth that are blocked from breaking through the gums properly. Some impacted teeth cannot break through the gum’s surface at all, while others may break partially through the surface. This may happen for a number of reasons, but impacted teeth can have negative effects on a smile’s alignment and a patient’s oral health.
Children who experience impacted baby teeth may need an extraction to allow the permanent teeth to develop normally. Adults who experience impacted teeth (most notably, wisdom teeth), may have dental extractions to prevent complications that can arise with partially or completely hidden teeth. Teeth which are partially exposed can become magnets for plaque and tartar, and are difficult to properly clean, putting them at high risk for dental decay and infection.
Bedford Oral Surgery Specialists
If you are looking for an exceptional Bedford oral surgery center close to home, consider Dr. Chris Tye at Texas Oral Surgery Specialists. Our practice is conveniently located on Colleyville Boulevard in Colleyville, TX, just 10 minutes from central Bedford, TX. Speak with a member of our team today