The key to good oral health starts with routine brushing and flossing. But even if you brush and floss regularly, your teeth might still need special attention in the form of an extraction procedure, which removes unhealthy teeth from the gums and jaw so they can be replaced with implants or other dental work. Be sure to consult your dentist immediately if you have any tooth problems. The longer you wait, the more complicated the procedure will be, so it is better to get started sooner rather than later. Here at Gresham Dental Excellence, our dentists can treat your teeth professionally. There are some common symptoms that you may be in need of a tooth extraction.
If you have puffy, red, or hard gums, it is time to schedule an appointment with our dentist. Swollen gums could be signs of gingivitis, which occurs when bacteria in plaque buildup and irritate and inflame the gum tissue. Gingivitis can eventually cause periodontal disease if not treated and can lead to tooth loss. Come in for an extraction procedure before periodontal disease takes hold.
Pain While Chewing
The dentist will check your mouth and teeth using x-rays and identify any problems that are present. If the dentist discovers a problem, such as an impacted tooth, they may recommend that you have an extraction procedure performed on it. If left untreated, you can experience severe pain, so extraction should be considered as soon as possible and when necessary.
Blood in the Mouth
One of several signs that you might need an extraction procedure is blood in your mouth. There are a few reasons why you may have blood in your mouth. The most common reason is that you have an impacted tooth. Impacted teeth can lead to all sorts of dental problems, including decay and abscesses. Other signs of an impacted tooth include difficulty opening the mouth fully and swelling in the gums.
Toothaches are extremely painful. Do not wait to schedule an appointment with Gresham Dental Excellence immediately if you notice any new signs of infection or inflammation in your mouth. You are also free to call us at (971) 431-7292 for any questions.