Tooth Extraction

Fortunately these days, there are many treatments available to save teeth that were once lost to extraction. However, there are times where tooth extraction is the best option. A tooth may need to be extracted if:

 

  • It is too badly damaged to repair, usually by tooth decay or trauma
  • If it has advanced periodontal disease and has become painful, infected and can no longer be supported by the jaw bone
  • If the tooth is not functioning and is unstable, ie. if there is no opposing tooth to chew on
  • If it is part of an orthodontic treatment plan to make space to straighten teeth
  • If there is a crack in the tooth that cannot be repaired

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