5 Reasons Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction

While our 3-J dental clinic Dentists  always try to preserve your natural teeth via cavity fillings, root canals, and crowns, sometimes tooth extractions are unavoidable. In fact, there are a variety of reasons why you made need to have your teeth removed. Read on to learn some of the most common reasons.

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What is A Tooth Extraction?

A tooth extraction is a dental procedure during which your tooth is completely removed from its socket. Sometimes, people refer to this as “pulling” a tooth.

When Is Tooth Extraction Recommended?

Healthcare providers prefer to save natural teeth whenever possible. But sometimes, other restorative methods — such as dental fillings or dental crowns — aren’t enough.


If your tooth has been badly damaged past the point of repair, then removal may be necessary. Your dentist may recommend tooth extraction if you have:

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5 Reasons Why You May Need a Tooth Extraction

1. You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

The 4 wisdom molar teeth being the last set of teeth that comes out into the mouth most times does not have enough spaceto fully erupt into the mouth, hence becomes bent and buried(impacted). This causes crowding of teeth,decay(infection) and pain,sometimes premature loss of adjacent tooth.\
So if your wisdom teeth gets impacted due to lack of space then tooth extraction becomes very necessary.

2. Your Teeth are too Diseased to Be Saved Via Cavity Fillings or Root Canals.

If you have tooth decay, our 3-J Dental doctors will do everything possible they can to save your natural tooth. This may include drilling and filling a cavity – sometimes to the point that you need to cover the tooth with a crown – or performing a root canal.


However, in some cases of tooth decay, these treatments simply aren’t possible therefore tooth extraction is required.”

3. You Have a Genetic Condition That Causes You to Grow Extra Teeth.

A complete set of teeth in a full grown adult with no teeth impactions or extractions is 32 teeth. However, some individuals due to some genetic predisposition have extra teeth in their mouth.These then results in crowded dentition (unattractive smile) and pains.”


If you have this condition, then you’ll likely require tooth extractions to avoid the pain of additional teeth cutting through your gums, and the risk of crowding your beautiful smile.

5. You Have Fractured Teeth

Our teeth are naturally strong, but the hard foods we eat these days can fracture them, as can injuries from sports, automobile accidents, and other injuries. 

Fractured teeth can not only be painful but don’t provide the oral function they are designed to have and require tooth extractions.

Call Our Office to Schedule a Tooth Extraction Appointment Today

If you have one of the conditions mentioned above or think you need a tooth removed for another reason, we want to know so we can help.


Call our 3- J Dental Clinic office today at 0807 155 7277

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