Can Decaying Teeth Be Saved?

Happy young man in shirt and tie gesturing OK sign and smiling Your smile is typically the first thing people notice about you. A bright and healthy smile can help you walk into any room confidently and make a lasting, positive impression on others. By contrast, an unhealthy smile eats away at your confidence and can be off-putting to others. Another effect that poor oral hygiene can have is compromising your teeth if the problem isn’t addressed quickly enough. Carolina Dental Care works hard to help patients protect their smiles and deal with complex issues that can wreak havoc over time. In some cases, extracting unhealthy teeth may be necessary to help preserve the rest of your smile and your overall health.

Here are a few indications you may need to remove teeth and how we can help your smile.

Loose Teeth

Children commonly experience loose teeth as they grow, and their body prepares to make room in their mouths for their adult teeth. However, loose teeth in an adult indicate a significant problem. When an adult has loose or wiggly teeth, it can mean that their gums aren’t healthy, and it can be a sign of gum disease. If this is the case, bacteria from unhealthy teeth can seep into the root inside the gums, making them rot and causing them to loosen. 


Another possible sign you may need to have a tooth extracted is if you have intense tooth pain. Many people experience toothaches at some point. However, persistent, intense pain can mean a significant issue that requires attention.

Discolored Teeth

If you’ve noticed brown or black spots on your teeth, it’s time to see a professional. Spots on your teeth can be a sign of infection and if left untreated, can lead to significant damage.

Saving Decaying Teeth

Not all cases of decaying teeth require extraction. In fact, in some cases, a corrective measure such as crowns or fillings can help the situation. Our team of experts specializes in helping you achieve and maintain a healthy mouth and smile. If you’re concerned about the health of your teeth, please get in touch with us today by calling our Loris office at 843-756-2273.


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