You would probably prefer to not think about having a tooth or teeth extracted. Even so, there are times with tooth removal is the best choice to improve your oral health and to set the stage to keep your mouth healthy for years to come.
Here are three common reasons we recommend taking out one or more teeth.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth
When wisdom teeth are not able to erupt correctly, they are considered impacted. They can increase your risk of a variety of oral health issues. Fortunately, you can monitor the development of these teeth with regular visits to our office. As a result, we can identify potential problems and plan to remove your teeth to spare you decades of trouble.
In Preparation for Orthodontics
Crowding is a common issue for people who are considering orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign. When crowding is severe, removing a tooth or a few teeth can make it much easier to create the straight smile that you seek.
Whether you have a severe tooth infection or a tooth that is deeply cracked or broken, there are times when root canals and crowns are not going to work. In those cases, it is best to remove the problematic tooth and get a replacement tooth instead.