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If your tooth requires an extraction, our dentist, Dr. Lynh Pham will remove the tooth, or teeth from its socket in the bone. A tooth is generally extracted as a last resort, but sometimes, it is a necessity. What are some reasons why a tooth, or teeth, might necessitate removal?

A Tooth May Require Extraction If:

— You have extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.

— If a baby tooth doesn’t fall out when it is supposed to so that the permanent tooth is able to come in.

— If you are going to be getting braces, and need room for the new position of the teeth.

— If you are undergoing radiation to the head and neck area.

— If teeth have become infected from using cancer drugs, and your immune system is compromised.

— If you have had an organ transplant and teeth can become infected.

— Your wisdom teeth may need extraction before or after they come in. If they have decay, are causing you pain, or have an infection or a cyst, they may require removal.

Often a tooth can be repaired, but sometimes an extraction is your best option. Having a tooth extracted can prevent further damage to a tooth as well as prevent an infection. Our dedicated dentist, Dr. Lynh Pham at Smiley Dental Fort Worth in Ft. Worth, Texas, is happy to offer tooth extraction for our patients, including wisdom teeth removal. If you are experiencing problems with your teeth, please give our team a call at 817.927.1877 and let us help you restore your beautiful smile!