When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Posted Jan 12th, 2018 in Oral Health Care & Prevention, Denatl Emergencies, General

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Typically, our Surrey dentists only perform a tooth extraction when less invasive procedures would not be effective. Here are a few situations in which a tooth extraction would be the best option.


Tooth extractions are the complete removal of the tooth from the mouth. They are only necessary in the following situations:

When the tooth is damaged by breakage or decay to the extent that it cannot be saved.

When the tooth is impacted or otherwise causing damage to the surrounding teeth, as is often the case with wisdom teeth.

If possible, your dentist will choose to simply repair a damaged tooth in the mouth, because the empty spaces left by missing teeth can cause a various dental health problems. If the problem can be fixed with a filling, inlay, onlay, crown or root canal, these types of restorations are all preferable to extractions.

If you have a damaged or painful tooth, please book an appointment with our Surrey dentists straight away, to have the problem assessed and repaired.

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