Nelson Dentistry

How do I know if my tooth needs extracting?

We turn to teeth extractions in Missoula, MT when our dentists exhaust other treatment options. 

When your tooth is damaged beyond repair, it's time for an extraction. But how do you know if your tooth needs extracting? 

Most likely, the first symptom you will notice when you need a tooth extraction is severe pain. Teeth that need to come out of your mouth will be painful, and the pain can be so intense that you struggle to get through your daily routine. If you notice extreme pain, the best thing to do is call our Missoula dentist right away. We can examine your smile and determine if your tooth needs extracting. 

Other signs or symptoms you might observe when your tooth needs extracting are:

  • Swollen, tender, or inflamed gums localized around a tooth 
  • Jaw pain
  • Tooth pain that gets worse when you chew food or bite down 
  • A cracked tooth that's broken into multiple pieces within your mouth

When something is severely "off" in your mouth, you will likely instinctively know. If you recognize that something isn't right with your smile, please contact our treatment team at Nelson Dentistry right away by calling (406) 542-3305. We will walk you through how to best proceed and help you determine if you need teeth extractions in Missoula, MT. 

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