There are a number of reasons why your dentist might recommend that you have a tooth, or even several teeth, extracted.
Listed below are some of these reasons:
1. A tooth extraction might be indicated if repairing a damaged tooth is not practical including broken, cracked, or extensively decayed teeth, teeth that are unsuitable root canal candidates and teeth associated with periodontal disease (gum disease) that have lost majority of boney support.
2. Malpositioned or nonfunctional teeth may need to be extracted.
3. Orthodontic treatment may require tooth extraction. Replacing a tooth after an extraction with an artificial one can easily cost more than the alternative of not extracting and fixing the current tooth.
4. Oral surgery is often required when patients have impacted wisdom teeth, as well.
The caring and knowledgeable team at Pineview Dental Care is highly trained to provide many types of oral surgery. Call us today to find out if we can help you.