Dental extractions may be recommended in various situations, including:
- Severe Tooth Decay: When a tooth is severely decayed and cannot be effectively restored with a filling, crown, or root canal therapy, extraction may be necessary.
- Advanced Gum Disease: In cases of advanced periodontal disease, where the supporting structures of a tooth are compromised, extraction may be the best option to prevent further damage.
- Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, can become impacted, causing pain, infection, or potential damage to adjacent teeth. In such cases, extraction is often advised.
- Orthodontic Treatment: In some orthodontic cases, extraction of one or more teeth may be necessary to create space for proper alignment.
- Broken or Fractured Teeth: Teeth that are fractured or broken beyond repair may need to be extracted to prevent infection or discomfort filling.