There are those avenues that lead to the need for a tooth extraction that won’t surprise you. For instance, biting into food that is way too hard for your tooth, which results in serious damage, can lead to an extraction. Getting hit in the mouth during an athletic event can lead to severe injury. If you have problematic wisdom teeth, they may need to come out. However, you might overlook how susceptible you are to losing your tooth if you aren’t careful (and how easy it is to prevent this from happening). Find out more!

Pathway #1: Bruxism

If you discover that you suffer from bruxism, one of the last things on your mind is probably losing your tooth or teeth. Unfortunately, if you ignore this functional smile disorder, that’s exactly what you can end up dealing with. Long-term grinding or clenching may result in severely damaged teeth. End up with damage that is severe enough and a tooth extraction will be your only option. Seek treatment for bruxism to avoid this possibility.

Pathway #2: A Cavity

A tooth extraction for a cavity, you wonder? Is this possible? Here’s what we want you to know: A cavity is easy to treat with a dental filling. Especially if you come in for a filling right away. What isn’t so easy to treat is severe decay and infection. When you let tooth decay take over (instead of treating it), you can end up with a tooth that requires a tooth extraction. Keep up with care (and restorative treatments as needed) to avoid such complications.

Protect Yourself From Tooth Extractions

Don’t want a tooth extraction when you can avoid one? Find out how to protect your smile with a trip to our practice. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.