5 common reasons to pull a tooth.

We all want to keep our teeth for a lifetime, but problems or circumstances may arise that affect your dental health, so your dentist will recommend you extract a tooth.

Your dentist will be able to examine the affected tooth and take dental x-rays to determine your dental injury. There are a lot of things your dentist can do to save a tooth from extraction, but sometimes there’s no choice other than to have the tooth removed.

These are some common reasons a tooth may need to be pulled:


If you have tooth decay, your dentist will try to fix it, usually with a filling or a crown, or can also suggest you getting a root canals. The fillings and crown help restore structural integrity to the teeth and return them to their normal function. If the cavity is too deep and the root canal does not work, a tooth extraction will be necessary.


A tooth may need to be extract to allow for the proper alignment of the other teeth, if patients have a jaw too small, their orthodontist may suggest tooth extraction to prevent crowding. Removing a tooth can make needed space so that the other teeth can move into line.


Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure. They are also called third molars, and are located in the back of mouth. They come in during the late teens or early 20’s. If they’re decayed, a source of pain or are infected, extraction is usually necessary. While some people are able to live with their wisdom teeth with no problem, others have theirs removed to prevent crowding.


Periodontal disease is an advanced gum disease, one of the leading causes of tooth loss. It happens when gums pull away from the teeth and create pockets of plaque buildup that become infected. The bone and connective tissue that keeps the teeth in place start to break down from bacterial toxins and the body’s natural immune response to the infection. Periodontal disease is irreversible. Tooth loss happens when there isn’t enough gum tissue left to hold teeth in place. The teeth become loose over time and require extraction. 


Crowns, fillings or root canal are the treatments to fix your broken teeth, although If your tooth has decayed from the inside-out and is irrevocably broken, your dentist may recommend that your tooth is removed.

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The extraction of a single tooth or teeth can lead to problems related to the ability to chew and bone loss. To avoid these issues, your dentist will discuss replacement of the extracted tooth or other suitable options.

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