- You may choose extraction because other restorative options are simply too expensive or time-consuming.
- A tooth may be irreparable due to extensive decay, a traumatic injury, infection, or to periodontal disease.
- Removal of the tooth may be a matter of health such as in the removal of impacted wisdom teeth and teeth associated with cysts or tumors.
- Teeth are frequently removed due to overcrowding. Orthodontists often request extractions to allow space in which to align teeth.
When an extraction is performed, it is important to replace the missing tooth or teeth. If space is left open, your teeth may shift and cause many unnecessary complications.
An extracted tooth may be replaced by a dental implant, a fixed bridge, or a removable partial denture.