It may be determined that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, all of which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Kreitzberg will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.