Teeth may be intentionally extracted for several reasons, and you and Dr. Elias will work together to decide whether your condition merits the tooth’s removal or if it is salvageable. Severe decay, periodontal disease, irreparable breaks, impaction or poor positioning for orthodontic treatment are all reasons patients might opt to have one or several teeth removed.
Though extraction seems like a simple solution to these conditions, it is never ideal to remove a tooth. This can cause complications with chewing, jaw joint function and tooth shifting, all of which can majorly affect your dental health. Dr. Elias will discuss with you alternative options to help you make an informed decision regarding tooth extraction and replacement of the lost tooth.