Tooth extraction

A dentist’s role is to help preserve a patient’s natural teeth for as long as possible. However, some situations may cause teeth to become weakened and require an extraction. Although we try to avoid this, extractions are quite common.

Why a tooth needs to be extracted:

  • Deep cavity that reaches the pulp
  • Injury following a fall or an accident
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Baby tooth preventing an adult tooth from erupting
  • Partially-impacted wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth

The last teeth to develop are the third molars. When these teeth are impacted or semi-impacted, we recommend extracting them to avoid other problems, such as abscesses and infections. Impacted teeth are painful and can lead to more significant damage, such as overlapping teeth.