What if I decide not to have my tooth extracted?
Drs. Smith and Domingue understand that treatment is always your decision to make. They look at their roles as educators but know that your body is your decision. However, it is important to understand that Drs. Smith and Domingue would never recommend a dental extraction unless your tooth was severely compromised either structurally or because of a serious infection.
If you let your tooth go untreated, you could experience serious consequences such as pain and more damage. We have literally seen compromised teeth crumble, causing our patients lost time at work, excruciating pain, and delayed travel plans.
When your tooth has a serious infection and you let it go untreated, it can cause a number of systemic problems such as heart disease, stroke, and complications with diabetes. Scientists linked oral infections with systemic health over the last several decades and having an active infection in your mouth literally puts your life at risk.
We understand that extractions are not something any patient wants to go through, so we encourage you to call us and discuss your concerns. We can help you make the best decision for your health and if you choose to move forward with treatment, we can help with tooth replacement options so you can still eat and smile.