There are a variety of reasons a tooth may warrant an extraction including:
- Extreme decay: if a root canal treatment cannot mend the degree of decay present, we may extract the affected tooth, to stop it causing pain and further problems
- Periodontal disease: advanced gum disease can cause a tooth to loosen. A loose tooth may need to be extracted.
- Crowding: in some instances, teeth causing crowding are removed in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
- Impacted wisdom teeth: extraction is recommended if wisdom teeth are causing pain, infection or decay.