When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Posted Oct 6th, 2017

When Are Tooth Extractions Necessary?

Typically, our Surrey dentists only consider a tooth extraction when less invasive procedures would likely be fruitless.


Tooth extractions (or the complete removal of the tooth from the mouth) are only necessary in the following situations:

  • If the tooth is damaged to the degree that it cannot be saved, either by breakage or decay
  • If the tooth is impacted or otherwise causing damage to the surrounding teeth (as wisdom teeth often do)

When it is possible, your dentist will choose to preserve a damaged tooth in the mouth, because the empty spaces left by missing teeth can cause a variety of other dental problems. If it can be fixed with a filling, inlay, onlay, crown, or root canal, these types of restorations are preferable.

If you have a damaged or painful tooth, please book an appointment with our Surrey dentists straight away, to have the problem assessed and repaired.

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