Tooth extraction is one of the most common procedures done on a patient when preparing for braces. Because the goal of orthodontics is to straighten teeth, it is crucial that the mouth has ample space for each tooth to align properly. A patient with overcrowded teeth can have a difficult time achieving a healthy, pleasing smile without pulling some of the teeth out.
Other situations when tooth extraction before braces is necessary:
- The front teeth are protruding or excessively prominent
- One or more teeth are compromised due to disease or injury
- One or more teeth are impacted or cannot break into the gums
- Severe jaw or bite issues
At Braces by Dr. Ruth, we always strive to provide a less invasive orthodontic treatment. However, if tooth extraction cannot be avoided, you can rest easy knowing that our team is dedicated to making the procedure as comfortable as possible for you.
Our Nashville Dentist Will Determine If Tooth Extraction Is Necessary
During your first visit at Braces by Dr. Ruth, our team will first provide you with a comprehensive oral inspection, so we can give an accurate diagnosis and create the right treatment plan for your individual needs. The inspection may include taking photos and X-rays of your teeth and gums and making impressions of your bite and the current alignment of your teeth. If we find that tooth extraction is necessary, Dr. Ruth will thoroughly explain to you the procedure and answer any of your questions.
Consult with an Experienced Nashville Orthodontist
Dr. Ruth has been performing tooth extractions to patients of all ages for years. We can assure you that she can complete this procedure with as little discomfort to you as possible. If you have anxieties or other concerns regarding tooth extractions, please let us know, so we can come up with a plan to make you feel at ease.
Tooth extraction is a common procedure aimed at creating the necessary space and alignment for successful orthodontic treatment. The decision to extract teeth is made after a comprehensive evaluation by our qualified orthodontist and is based on the patient's specific dental needs and goals. Patients should follow our recommendations and post-extraction care instructions to ensure a smooth and successful orthodontic experience.
Schedule an appointment with Braces by Dr. Ruth at (615) 323-2026 or online. Learn more about when tooth extraction before braces is necessary from an experienced Nashville orthodontist.
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