Typically, our Surrey dentists only consider a tooth extraction when less invasive procedures would likely be fruitless. Here’s why, and when a tooth extraction would be the best option.
Tooth extractions (or the complete removal of the tooth from the mouth) are only necessary in the following situations:
- If the tooth is damaged to the degree that it cannot be saved, either by breakage or decay
- If the tooth is impacted or otherwise causing damage to the surrounding teeth (as wisdom teeth often do)
Whenever possible, your dentist will choose to preserve a damaged tooth in the mouth, because the empty spaces left by missing teeth can cause a variety of other dental problems. If the problem can be fixed with a filling, inlay, onlay, crown or root canal, these types of restorations are preferable to extractions.