Why Might I Need an Extraction?
Sometimes, a tooth has suffered so much decay that it cannot be repaired. Other times, the tooth may be impacted or obstructed by a large filling, which needs to be extracted. If the tooth cannot be saved with a crown, bridge, or other restoration procedure, your dentist may recommend removing it. This is typically done to prevent infection, pain, or damage to the surrounding teeth. It can also make it easier to clean your teeth and prevent possible complications like misalignment.