Your tooth is aching. It has been more than a couple of days. You are hoping the pain will go away. You are trying to wait to pull the tooth until you have the finances to replace it with cosmetic dentistry, but the pain is getting worse. No one wants to have a tooth pulled....
But here is the reality. Before tooth decay will cause pain, the decay has to penetrate the enamel, then the dentin and make it's way to the part of the tooth that contains the nerves. (See illustration)
Once it has become this serious, the decay and infection can affect nearby teeth and surrounding tissue or could lead to infection in other parts of your body such as your sinus cavity or in severe cases, your blood stream or heart.
We aren't trying to scare you, but delaying the extraction can lead to additional, and avoidable issues. At Just Pull It, we focus on taking care of the tooth pain with a single visit extraction. We are affordable, safe and accessible. You may want to have cosmetic work done after the extraction and we can certainly refer you to an appropriate dental professional to help you with that. Just don't delay taking care of an infected tooth first. Waiting can set you up for even bigger and more expensive problems.
Just Pull It
The content in this blog is written and posted by members of the Just Pull It management, staff and marketing team for the benefit of our patients and our community.