Our Surrey dentists will only consider a tooth extraction when procedures that might save the tooth would be ineffective. Under certain circumstances, a tooth extraction may 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 is often the case with wisdom teeth)
Whenever possible, your dentist will opt to preserve a damaged tooth. This is 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.