When Does a Tooth Need to be Removed?
There are quite a few reasons Dr. Villaseñor may recommend removing a tooth. They may include:
A tooth is severely decayed, especially if the decay reaches the tooth’s inner pulp, which would have you in immense pain
Gum disease surrounding the tooth is making it unstable, or the periodontal disease is so severe that teeth need to be extracted to treat the disease properly
A tooth is broken in such a way that it cannot be repaired
A tooth is poorly positioned in the mouth and may be putting undue pressure on other teeth. These include teeth that are impacted (have not broken through the gum line)
A tooth needs to be removed in preparation for an orthodontic treatment