What are the indications for a Tooth Extraction?
In recent years, there has been a fantastic development of dental specialization. New technologies and currently used dental materials allow us to save many teeth from extraction. Unfortunately, there are still situations when a tooth needs to be removed. The dentist, after thorough examination and assessment of additional tests, such as digital x-rays, determines whether a given tooth can still be rescued.
Indications for tooth extraction may result from diseases of the hard tissues of the teeth that are not suitable for conservative or prosthetic treatment. Some of the teeth with irreversible pulpitis are not suitable for endodontic treatment. This may be due to the obstruction of the canals or the insufficient amount of tooth tissue for its reconstruction after endodontic therapy. Those teeth should be removed.
There are many reasons why our gentle dentist, may suggest a tooth extraction in Shelby Township, Michigan, including:
- Severe tooth decay and damage
- Shattered teeth
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Overcrowded teeth
- In preparation for orthodontics
- Impacted wisdom teeth