Sometimes no matter how hard we try to save a tooth, it may need to be extracted. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced gum disease or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to issues related to your chewing ability, your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which may have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications our skilful dentists at Portside Dental will discuss replacement options for the extracted tooth, such as dental implants.