When Should a Tooth Be Pulled?
Your dentist may need to extract a tooth if:
- The tooth is badly damaged, with extensive cracking or chipping.
- The tooth has an extensive infection that threatens to spread throughout your mouth.
- If your tooth has even a mild or moderate infection and you have a compromised immune system due to chemotherapy or disease, your dentist may recommend pulling the tooth to avoid endangering your health.
- You have severe gum disease, and the tooth cannot remain in its socket.
- Your mouth is too crowded, and your dentist must make room for braces or an aligner.
- You need wisdom teeth removal to avoid crowding your mouth.