It is always best to fix a broken or decay tooth with a filling or dental crown however if the tooth is severely broken or decayed, a tooth extraction may be necessary.
There many reasons a tooth may need extracting:
- Wisdom teeth – impacted or misaligned wisdom teeth can cause infection or they can also cause your other teeth to shift which can damage the teeth, gum and bone
- Crowding- in preparation for orthodontic treatment, your orthodontist will recommend tooth extraction to help reduce crowding
- Gum Disease- gum disease left untreated, periodontal disease can cause a tooth to loosen or severely damage a tooth, the gum and bone