Illustration of a tooth getting extracted with a special dental tool

How to Know You Need a Tooth Extraction

December 31, 2022

While it may not be so pleasant realizing that you may need your tooth extracted, it’s important to recognize the signs telling you that that’s the case. You may think, why does it matter? If there’s something wrong with your tooth you can just let it progress until the tooth falls out on its own, right? The answer to that is a resounding no!

If you don’t seek professional intervention to pull out a tooth that needs to be extracted, it could leave you in intense pain and wind up deteriorating your oral health and jeopardizing other teeth, and even putting your overall wellness.

Here are some common signs that a tooth will need either root canal therapy or a tooth extraction:

  1. Persistent Bad Breath
  2. We’re not talking about the kind of bad breath that comes when you eat some extra garlicky pizza or pasta. If your breath continues to smell foul for days on end, regardless of what you eat or how well you brush your teeth, it could mean there’s something seriously wrong with one or more of your teeth.

  3. Chronic Tooth Pain
  4. Tooth pain can mean lots of different things, and it can show up in many different forms: a dull, ever-present pain, a sharp ache that occurs when you chew… If you’ve been dealing with tooth pain for a while, then it’s high time you see a dentist so they can check what the problem is and determine which treatment is necessary to address the infection or damage.

  5. Jaw Pain
  6. Jaw pain is another common symptom experienced by people who wind up needing a tooth extraction. Issues inside a tooth can cause pain that radiates to other areas of the face, such as the jaw, ears, and neck.

Gentle Tooth Extractions in Joplin, MO

Are you experiencing one or more of the aforementioned symptoms? Contact ADC Dental Group today! We offer gentle root canal therapy and tooth extractions at our Joplin dental office. Our team would be happy to check what’s going on with your dental health and recommend the appropriate treatment so you can get back to a pain-free smile.


Tooth extraction image from Authority Dental under CC 2.0

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