Leave the dental work to the dentist: teeth extractions in Kennesaw
“Mommy, Daddy! My tooth is loose!” This is probably something many of us have heard. A child, in real life or on the television, exclaims that one of their teeth is wiggling in their mouth. Immediately, the idea of home tooth extraction comes to mind. While attaching one end of a string to the loose tooth and the other to a doorknob and slamming the door shut is a somewhat effective way to remove a 'baby' tooth, it isn't a safe or effective way to remove an adult, or 'permanent', tooth.
When it comes to removing permanent adult teeth, the only methods that afford a safe and sterile extraction is the methods employed by a knowledgeable and well-trained dental professional. Yes, Tom Hanks performed his own tooth extraction while marooned on a deserted island in the movie Castaway, but that was fiction – trying to remove your own infected and dying tooth using the blade of an ice skate is more dangerous than you'd think.
Teeth are dense and extremely strong digestive aides. Without teeth, humans would be unable to eat the foods they need to survive. Can you imagine trying to chow down on a steak without the use of your canines or molars? There would be a lot of drooling and frustration involved, but very little chewing and swallowing.
Proper tooth care is required to insure that the teeth you grow when you're seven or eight years old stay in your mouth as you age. Proper oral hygiene includes brushing three times a day, flossing at least once a day, and a dental check up every 6 months.
If you fail to keep your teeth and gums healthy, the enamel on the crown of the tooth may erode, the root in the gum may die, and the tooth may need to be extracted to prevent infection or damage to surrounding teeth or gum tissue.
Poor oral hygiene can lead to tooth extractions, so can accidents that injure the teeth or jaw, certain genetic disorders, and even tooth placement within the jawbone.
Despite what we've all seen on TV and in the movies, tooth extraction is a medical treatment best left to a dentist. For more information on tooth extractions in Kennesaw, contact the dental professionals at Thirty-Two Dental.