Tooth Removal

Patients scheduled to have teeth removed should be familiar with certain information. If there are further questions please do not hesitate to ask.

  • WHY ARE TEETH REMOVED? Teeth have to be removed for many reasons. The most common reasons include: extensive tooth decay, impaction, severe gum (periodontal) disease, fractures, severe attrition (wearing down), non-function (dysfunction), retained primary (baby) teeth and infections (abcesses). In addition, teeth have to be removed for orthodontic purposes because of crowding or deficient space to accommodate all the available teeth.
  • HOW ARE TEETH REMOVED? The procedure for removing teeth often requires an incision in the gum and the use of forceps. In addition, it may require exposing and removing the bone around the tooth and often, sectioning the tooth into smaller pieces.