Missing a tooth isn’t just bad for your looks; it can be bad for your health as well! Healthy teeth play an important role in the body from head to toe. When you are missing one, your jawbone deteriorates, your self-esteem suffers and so does your diet, which negatively affects the health of your entire body. Dental implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth and are widely recognized as the best replacement method.
Extraction might be needed due to the following condition: Caries (cavity), Periapical abscess, Infected tooth, Periodontitis (bone loss around a tooth), Cracked or fractured tooth, and Orthodontic treatment. At Pacific NW Dentistry, we always advised that extraction should be your last option.
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection. In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.