When it comes to extracting teeth, Dr. Tolliver and his team see the procedure as a last resort. However, there are certain cases where a tooth is so damaged that it can actually cause harm to neighboring teeth, especially if an infection is present. After exhausting all options, our team will perform an extraction if the tooth is likely to cause more problems for your long-term oral health. We’ll make sure that your procedure is safe every step of the way, so don’t wait to call our office to schedule your visit!
One of the most common reasons why teeth are extracted is because of extensive decay. When teeth become so damaged that they actually put other teeth at risk, an extraction may be the only way to effective protect your oral health. In other cases, teeth may need to be removed if they cause other teeth to crowd or become misaligned in your smile. If you want to pursue orthodontic treatment, some teeth may need to be removed so that your remaining teeth can shift properly. Teeth can also become impacted, or trapped underneath existing teeth, increasing the risk of an infection.