Restorative Tooth Extractions in Phoenix, AZ
Common Reasons Why Patients Get Teeth Removed
Tooth removal is never ideal, but sometimes it's necessary, and patients who need it feel near-instant relief after the procedure. We usually treat tooth removal as a last resort and carefully evaluate our patients' teeth before deciding it's the right course of action. Here are a few of the reasons why patients need one or more teeth removed:
- Overcrowding – Teeth overcrowding is often caused by wisdom teeth, which usually erupt between late teens and early adulthood. As the erupted tooth fights for space, severe pain and discomfort can occur.
- Decay – Hopefully, your tooth decay is in its early stages and easily reversible. However, if decay is allowed to linger for too long, it could become permanent and unremovable. In these cases, we may recommend removing the affected teeth.
- Damage – If a tooth cracks or breaks below the gum line, then chances are it cannot be saved. An untreated injury like this makes your teeth vulnerable to infection and further harm. Therefore, removing the tooth may be the best choice.
- Periodontal Disease – Gum disease breaks down bone and tissue vital to tooth strength and support. If the tooth is permanently affected by gum disease and causing immense pain, it's probably best to have it removed now before it falls out later.