While the goal of most patients and dentists is to ensure you don’t lose any teeth, there are times that tooth removal, also known as tooth extractions, are necessary to protect the health of your remaining teeth.
There are a number of reasons a tooth may need to be removed. These include but are not limited to:
- Wisdom tooth issues
- Trauma to a tooth
- Advanced gum disease
- Orthodontic correction
After a Tooth is Removed
Once a tooth is removed, it is possible for the surrounding teeth to shift which can result in changes with chewing and impact your jaw joint function. Your dental care team will discuss replacement options that will be best suited for your care.