We always aim to save the tooth and prevent it from future infection. However in certain cases where a tooth may be too damaged or too loose to be saved, extraction may be required.
Reasons for a tooth extraction
Decay has reached deep into the tooth
Infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth or surrounding bone
There is not enough room for all the teeth in your mouth
To make room for teeth moved with orthodontic treatment
Your dentist will take an X-ray of the area to determine the best way to extract the tooth and the appropriate anesthetic technique required to ensure your comfort and care. When your extraction is complete, your dentist will give you guidance on what to do at home. It is important that you closely follow the post-extraction aftercare instructions to promote a healthy recovery.