A Sometimes-Necessary Procedure
We know that having a tooth extracted can seem counterintuitive. You spend time every day brushing, flossing, and generally practicing preventative care to keep your teeth healthy and your mouth intact. Yet there are some situations in which an extraction is recommended. For instance, if you have a loose tooth because of gum disease, removing it could be the right choice. Patients with compromised immune symptoms can also sometimes benefit from the procedure, if their teeth become infected. Other times, extraction is necessary when restorative procedures cannot save a severely decayed tooth.
Once you have your tooth extracted, you will likely want something to replace it. Your dentist can work with you to find the right dental prosthetic to fit your specific needs.