Why do we have to remove teeth?
There are many reasons that a tooth might have to be extracted. Sometimes a tooth can be a source of infections, other times a baby tooth has not fallen out on its own, or it may simply be that there is not enough room for the tooth, especially wisdom teeth. It is also possible that a tooth has such a large cavity that it puts the surrounding teeth and jaw at risk of decay. In these cases Dr. Davoodian may recommend extraction and replacement with a bridge or implant.
What about after the extraction?
Once we have determined a tooth needs to be removed, we will decide the sequence of treatment. While this procedure is typically simple and quick , you should express any concerns you may have. Once the treatment has been completed, the neighboring teeth may shift, causing problems with chewing or with your jaw joint function. To avoid these complications, we may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth.