Teeth are removed for numerous reasons, such as:
- severe tooth decay and/or infection
- advanced gum disease
- cracked or broken teeth
- Orthodontic reasons or lack of space
- Baby teeth that are not getting loose
Most teeth that need removal can be done at Dr Wong’s office. But there are certain situations where it may be necessary to consult with and have the treatment done a local oral surgeon.
Once a tooth has been removed, it is usually recommended to have it replaced by an implant, bridge, or denture. This can help ensure that neighboring teeth do not shift and restore chewing function.