In most cases, we’ll always do everything we can to save a tooth from extraction. There are some situations where it is necessary, however, including:
- Extensive damage or decay that has left the tooth beyond repair.
- A loose tooth that cannot be restored another way.
- Overcrowding of the mouth.
- Impacted or infected wisdom teeth.
- Baby teeth that haven’t fallen out by the time adult teeth emerge.
- Infection due to a weakened immune system – this is sometimes a result of cancer therapy.