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When you have a nagging problem with one of your teeth, can it be saved or will it need to come out? Instead of worrying and wondering, call our Birmingham, AL dental office today at 205-545-8007 and schedule a dental exam. Our dentists have years of training and real-world experience, so they will be able to tell you what should happen with that tooth.

What Happens When You Ignore A Bad Tooth

When faced with the idea that you might need a dental extraction, some people wait and hope it goes away on its own. Like most problems, this only makes things worse.

How much worse? Here are some of the problems you can face when you try to ignore a tooth that needs a dental extraction.

By making an appointment at Perrigo Dental Care today, you can get a thorough dental exam to determine if you need a dental extraction. If that’s the best way to stay healthy, our dentists can use their advanced training with local anesthetic to ensure your dental extraction works.

When Dental Extractions Are Needed

Here are some specific reasons why you might need to have a tooth removed at our Birmingham, AL dental office.

– You have a wisdom tooth that’s causing problems.

Not all your adult teeth come in around the same time. Your third molars are called wisdom teeth because they can finally come in much later in life — and that can be a big problem.

Unlike your other adult teeth, your wisdom teeth had no baby teeth to guide them. When they appear, they can easily come in incorrectly. Some never emerge completely and get impacted, increasing your risk of gum disease and cavities. Others try coming in underneath your second molars, putting your whole smile at risk.

Call us today at 205-545-8007 to get your problem wisdom teeth safely removed by our highly skilled dentists.

– You have an infected tooth that did not get a root canal soon enough.

Cavities are caused by harmful bacteria in your mouth. If a cavity gets deep enough, or if you get a cracked tooth, those bacteria can slide underneath the enamel. When this happens, you get an infection of the dental pulp found there.

Dental pulp is home to the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels. When this infection spreads inside the tooth, it starts to deprive it of blood. (It can also hurt a lot!) A root canal can remove the infection, but if you wait too long, the tooth might be too brittle to keep. In other words, it’s all but dead.

That’s why you need to call Perrigo Dental Care. Our dentists can remove that tooth before the infection begins to spread to other parts of your body.

– You have a tooth that’s coming out already thanks to gum disease.

Gum disease is also caused by those bacteria. In this condition, the bacteria are damaging your gum tissue. This causes two problems. First, the gums start to pull away from your teeth. Second, your jawbone starts to weaken. When you combine these two, some of your teeth can start to get loose or even fall out.

In these cases, it’s usually better to control how that tooth comes out. By calling our Birmingham, AL dental office today, you can schedule a dental extraction. This way, you won’t have the tooth break while still in your mouth or accidentally swallow it and risk choking.

– Your smile is overcrowded with too many teeth.

While your baby teeth are supposed to come out naturally, sometimes a few stubborn ones never fall out. This leads to an overcrowded mouth. You can also have extra adult teeth come in by some quirk of nature. Either way, those extra teeth make your smile look bad. They can also make it easier for food to get stuck between your teeth, increasing your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.

Call us TODAY at 205-545-8007 or use our online form to schedule an appointment for a dental exam. Thanks to their expert training, our dentists can often save a tooth. If it’s already too late, they can safely use a dental extraction to remove the problem once and for all.

5-Star-Rated Hoover Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists
"Dr. Perrigo's office is wonderful. Their staff is so kind and thorough. They were absolutely wonderful to my elderly grandmother, and so attentive to her needs. I cannot recommend them enough. They even have early morning and Saturday hours."Bonnie H.
"This is by far the best dental group I have ever had. They make you feel like part of the family the minute you walk in the door. Dr. Perrigo is always available if you have a problem other than the usual dental check up. I must say something about my wonderful hygienist Christy. She is the absolutely best. We do more laughing than anything when I have my visits. I just truly love this group. Thanks for all you do."Faye W.
"Luke is a great dentist and his staff is very friendly. Highly recommended."Matt D.
"Outstanding service! Fresh and clean! Love this place. A family atmosphere!"Chad B.
"Very pleasant, efficient and professional staff who showed a sincere interest in me, both history and current problems. Additionally they were gentle during both cleaning and examination."Kathi W.
"Went in today for my bi-annual cleaning and check-up. I highly recommend them. I have been going to them for over 30 years."James S.
"Dr. Perrigo took time to explain options and did a wonderful job. Staff are friendly and kind. Highly recommended."John M.
*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Perrigo Dental Care. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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The 5-star-rated cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Hoover, AL, of Perrigo Dental Care offer the most advanced dental care and orthodontic care for children and adults. Our dental care options included family dental care, teeth cleanings, gum disease treatment, wisdom teeth extractions, TMJ treatment, treatment for headaches, sleep apnea treatment, pain-free dental care, sedation dentistry, dental care emergencies, teeth whitening, dental bonding, veneers, dental bridges, dental implants, dental crowns, dental fillings, dentures, full mouth reconstruction, Invisalign and FastBraces. We can help fix your cracked tooth, chipped tooth or replace missing teeth. Call our conveniently located Hoover dental office to schedule your appointment with our dental implant dentists, cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Hoover, AL, at 205-822-7822.

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