Reasons for tooth extractions
Reasons for tooth extractions:
Extensive decay that cannot be repaired with a filling or crown
Trauma due to an accident
When gum disease loosens or severely damages a tooth
Some people have extra teeth that block other teeth from coming in.
When sometimes baby teeth don’t fall out in time to allow the permanent teeth to come in.
People getting braces may need teeth extracted to create room for the teeth that are being moved into place.
People receiving radiation to the head and neck may need to have teeth in the field of radiation extracted.
People receiving cancer drugs may develop infected teeth because these drugs weaken the immune system. Infected teeth may need to be extracted.
Some teeth may need to be extracted if they could become a source of infection after an organ transplant. People with organ transplants have a high risk of infection because they must take drugs that decrease or suppress the immune system.
Wisdom teeth, also called third molars, are often extracted either before or after they come in.