What are the reasons why a person would get a tooth extraction?

Every patient is unique, but in general, a tooth may need to be removed when there is evidence of changes in the mouth such as:

  • pain
  • infection
  • cysts
  • tumors
  • damage to adjacent teeth
  • gum disease
  • tooth decay (if it is not possible or desirable to restore the tooth)

Your dentist or specialist may also recommend removal to prevent problems or for others reasons, such as when removal is part of an orthodontic, restorative or periodontal treatment plan.

You may need to have a tooth extracted because it is very decayed, has been broken or is loose. broken, decayed, or damaged tooth. Also, if your teeth are overcrowded or you are getting braces, you may need a tooth extraction to free up room in your mouth.

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