Tooth extraction is occasionally required to maintain oral health, but it is a procedure that many people would prefer to avoid. Impaction, malocclusion, infections, and nerve damage are all reasons why someone might want to postpone tooth extraction.
In this post, we’ll look into these reasons and explain why it’s critical to seek dental care as soon as possible.
An impacted tooth is one that has not fully emerged from the gum line. Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to develop and can cause problems if they don’t have enough room to grow. Impacted teeth can cause pain, swelling, and infection, as well as damage to neighbouring teeth.
An impacted tooth can cause decay and gum disease if left untreated, so it’s critical to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Malocclusion refers to tooth misalignment, which can cause issues with chewing, speaking, and even breathing. Malocclusion can also cause tooth decay and gum disease, which, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss. Delayed tooth extraction can exacerbate malocclusion, making treatment more difficult and expensive in the long run.
If left untreated, an infected tooth can cause significant pain and discomfort, as well as more serious health problems. Infections can spread to other parts of the body, resulting in sepsis, and they can also cause bone and tooth loss.
Delaying a tooth extraction when there is an infection can lead to more serious health problems, so seek treatment as soon as possible.
During a tooth extraction, nerve damage can occur, resulting in pain, tingling, or numbness in the mouth, lips, or tongue. While nerve damage is uncommon, it is critical to seek dental care from a qualified professional to reduce the risk of complications.
Delaying a tooth extraction can result in serious health issues, so it’s critical to seek treatment as soon as possible. Northcote Dental understands the value of good oral health and providing comfortable, high-quality dental care.
If you require an extraction, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Contact us today to book a 30-minute consultation appointment, or give us a call with any questions.