Good oral hygiene should always be practiced since the loss of a single tooth can have major impact upon your oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still sometimes necessary occasions when a tooth may need to be extracted.

A tooth may need to be extracted for the following reasons:

  • Severe Decay
  • Advanced Periodontal Disease
  • Infection or Abcess
  • Orthodontic Correction
  • Malpositioned Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth or Roots
  • Impacted Teeth

After careful examination and treatment, the dentist may advise to have a tooth extracted.  Before a tooth is removed, the dentist will take an x-ray in order to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone.  Based on the degree of difficulty, we may refer you to a specialized oral surgeon.