A tooth can be removed for a variety of different reasons. If the tooth’s decay has reached very deep into the tooth. Another reason is if the tooth has been infected and the infection has destroyed a large portion of the tooth and its bone. The third reason is due to lack of space in your mouth.
Many dentists often recommend extracting teeth before they fully erupt. This may seem strange, but it is because a partially erupted tooth can sometimes cause an infection. The infection has a chance of spreading to your surrounding teeth and becoming an extremely serious problem. In addition, the pressure caused by continuous attempts at eruption can cause damage to nearby teeth.
If you have questions about tooth extractions, contact us at Maple Family Dentistry today!