A tooth may need to be extracted for a number of reasons. Sometimes 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 single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have an impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, Dr. Miller or Dr. DeCrescenzo will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.