In the past, people often had teeth extracted due to dental problems. These days, extractions are less frequent, but sometimes they are indicated.

Reasons for extraction:

  • extensive damage to tooth
  • periodontal disease
  • failure of root canal treatment
  • prevention of complications
  • severe dental infections
  • cracks in a tooth root
  • to improve appearance (usually directed by an orthodontist)
  • teeth with no function
  • impacted teeth, including wisdom teeth

Some teeth are relatively easy to remove, while others are quite difficult. Here at Moore Street Dental, we offer the option of referral to a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon if your extraction looks difficult, or the risk of complications is high.