Most tooth extractions can be prevented; however there are certain conditions under which tooth removal is necessary for the proper health and function of the oral cavity:
A few reasons why teeth have to be removed are:
- Gum Disease.
- Relieve crowding prior to braces.
- Teeth fractured in sports or other accidents.
- Impacted teeth as in wisdoms.
Generally most tooth extractions are simple. The offending tooth is loosened and removed from the mouth. In the case of broken down or multi rooted teeth a surgical approach is undertaken, where the gum is released and the tooth sectioned to facilitate its removal.