Ronald W. Hull D.D.S

700 W Walworth St
Elkhorn, WI 53121
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Elkhorn, WI 53121

Elkhorn WI Dentist

By Gentle Dental Care
February 08, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Extractions  

5 Signs That You May Need to Have a Tooth Extracted


Extracted ToothNeed to have a tooth extracted? A tooth extraction, or dental extraction, is the removal of a tooth from its dental alveolus or socket. There are a number of reasons why dental extractions may be needed. Gentle Dental Care, which is located in Elkhorn, WI, offers a complete range of dental services. Dr. Ronald Hull is one of the finest dentists in Elkhorn, WI. Here are 5 signs that you may need to have a tooth extracted.

1. You have a damaged tooth.

If you have a badly decayed tooth, your dentist will try to fix it with a dental filling, crown or other treatment. Your dentist may recommend a dental extraction if your tooth has so much decay or damage that repair is not possible. Your tooth may also need to be surgically removed if it is fractured beyond repair.

2. Your tooth is infected.

Tooth root infection is a common reason for tooth extractions. A root canal is performed when the pulp of the tooth becomes infected. However, if the tooth infection is so severe that a root canal and antibiotics do not cure it, your tooth may need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection.

3. You have crowded teeth.

Crowded teeth can be caused by genetics or an injury. Crowded teeth cause wear and tear, tooth loss, periodontal disease and jaw joint damage. Your tooth may need to be extracted if have crowded teeth. Sometimes dentists remove teeth to prepare the patient's mouth for orthodontic treatment. The goal of orthodontic treatment is the alignment of the teeth, which may not be possible if you have crowded teeth.

4. You have impacted teeth.

Impacted teeth usually occur because of a lack of space in the jaw bone. Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are more likely to be impacted. Your dentist may recommend that you have your wisdom teeth extracted if they cause an infection or pain, or crowd other teeth. Wisdom teeth that are healthy and come in properly do not cause problems.

5. You have loose teeth.

Loose teeth will require extraction if they can't be saved. Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a gum infection that damages gums and can destroy the jawbone. Gum disease can cause teeth to loosen in their sockets. If periodontal disease has caused loosening of your teeth, surgical extraction may be required.

If you need a tooth extracted, call Gentle Dental Care at 262-723-2911 today to schedule a dental appointment in Elkhorn, WI. Tooth extraction is nothing to fear. Our dentist will perform your tooth extraction with a gentle touch!

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Elkhorn WI Dentist

Ronald W. Hull, D.D.S.

Dr. Hull is a Wisconsin native, and grew up in Walworth County. He went to UW-Whitewater , and then went to Marquette Dental School, where he graduated with honors.He has practiced in Elkhorn for over 30 years.

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