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Can I Have Surgery if I Have a Bad Tooth?


Posted on 12/15/2023 by Dr Anthony Bouneff
Dentist examining mouth with cavity fillings at Beaverton Oral Surgeons in Hillsboro, ORA bad tooth can be due to many reasons, such as cavities or decay. If you have this problem, it is not usually necessary that you should consider surgery. The first important course of action is to consider a comprehensive dental examination. A dental expert will examine the condition of your tooth and recommend treatment methods such as root canal therapy, tooth extraction, or dental filling. Ideally, before considering surgery, ensuring you have healthy teeth is important.

Dental infections are a significant risk in any surgery. Thus, it is recommended that any sign of dental infection be addressed before surgery. Some of the ways that are recommended to fix a bad tooth before surgery include:

Dental Filling


Before undergoing surgery, you need to address tooth decay. If tooth decay has not advanced to late stages, a dental filling can be sufficient to restore the health of your tooth. A filling covers any dental hole and prevents bacteria growth in the area.

Root Canal Therapy


If you do not address dental cavities early enough, they can eat away the enamel of your teeth and even reach the pulp of your teeth. In this stage, the nerves of the teeth are exposed to the external environment, and you will experience tooth sensitivity. Root canal therapy helps to remove the infected tissues and save your teeth.

Tooth Extraction


In some severely damaged teeth, it is impossible to save the tooth. Your dentist will recommend that you extract the tooth. Extraction can be simple or surgical extraction for impacted teeth such as wisdom teeth.

Before surgery, a dentist must evaluate your situation, discuss the best treatment option, and select the most appropriate action. If you have tooth pain or are concerned about a bad tooth, book an appointment with us, and we will help you explore the best treatment options for you.

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