Reasons for Extracting Teeth
Overcrowded mouth. Overcrowding can require tooth extraction to prepare the patient for orthodontia. Aligning teeth isn’t possible if they are too big for your mouth. Also, if a tooth can’t erupt through the gum, you may need to have a tooth extracted.
Infection. If your tooth is rotten and the damage spreads to the sensitive parts of the tooth like the pulp, you may be prone to infection.
Root canal therapy can correct this condition, but if not, extraction may be needed to prevent further complications.
Risk of Infection. If you are currently receiving treatments like chemotherapy or have received an organ transplant, you may be required to have your tooth pulled. These treatments can cause high risks in your immune system.
Gum Disease. Periodontal (gum) disease is the infection of the surrounding tissues and bones of the teeth. This infection may cause loosening of the tooth, leading to later extraction.