How Tooth Extraction Helps
Tooth extraction is often a last-resort option, usually reserved for when a tooth is so damaged or infected that it threatens the rest of your oral health, but cannot be restored. For instance, impacted wisdom teeth push against the teeth next to them, and extracting them is often the only way to remove the threat. Besides impacted molars, though, other teeth may also need extraction at times for a variety of reasons, and most often, the extracted tooth should be replaced as soon as possible.
When Extraction is Best
Before recommending tooth extraction, Dr. Darlington will carefully examine the tooth to ensure that no other restorative treatment can save it. Common conditions that can call for extraction include (but are not limited to);