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Dr Vladana operating on the patient at Cameo Dental SpecialistsYour teeth perform many essential tasks. They allow you to bite and chew your food. Chewing properly is critical for digestion and your overall nutrition. Teeth control airflow and allow you to make certain sounds when you speak. They also keep your jawbone strong and healthy. At Cameo Dental Specialists, we understand the importance of your teeth. That is why, when your teeth suffer damage, we do everything we can to save them. However, there are some instances when your teeth cannot be saved. If this is the case, we can perform an extraction.

Why Would a Tooth Require Extraction?

Because your teeth are so important, we make every effort to save your tooth. Before we decide to extract your tooth, a consultation is required, during which time we conduct a thorough inspection of your mouth. Not only do we look inside your mouth, but we also take digital images. These images allow us to see exactly what is happening below the gum line. Every alternative will be considered before deciding to extract. There are several different situations that would warrant an extraction:
•  A crack or fracture that extends below the gum line. Typically, a crack, chip or fracture can be restored with a crown. However, if the damage is below the gum line, a crown cannot protect the tooth. Bacteria can enter from below the gums, leading to a serious infection.
•  Severe tooth decay. In this situation, a filling would be more likely to further damage the tooth than protect it.
•  Your tooth is completely broken or shattered.
•  You have an impacted tooth. An impacted tooth is one that cannot properly erupt through the gums. Your wisdom teeth are the most likely to become impacted, followed by the maxillary canines. Any tooth, however, can face this issue.
•  Overcrowding. Orthodontic treatment is used to straighten misaligned teeth. However, if your mouth is overcrowded, a tooth or two may need to be extracted first to make room.

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If your tooth cannot be saved, an extraction is your only option. In the event you need an extraction, though, there are options for replacement. Call Cameo Dental Specialists today at (708) 456-7787 to schedule your consultation.
The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
Call Cameo Dental Specialists today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Chicago, Berwyn, River Forest and La Grange, IL.

7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, Illinois 60525
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, Illinois 60607

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