problems requiring extraction
There are times when a tooth has too much disease to treat. When this happens and the tooth can not be helped, it must be removed. The types of problems that may lead to tooth extraction include: a crack that extends below the gum-line, tooth decay that affects too much of the tooth, tooth decay that extends too far below the gum-line, and teeth that have had unsuccessful root canals. When a tooth cracks below the gum-line, there is no treatment that will stop the tooth pain that is caused when you bite on the tooth. The fibers that connect the tooth to the socket will always be triggered if the crack extends below the gum-line, for this reason the tooth must be extracted. When tooth decay has destroyed too much of the part of the tooth that is above the gum-line, the tooth physically cannot be successfully restored. There simply is not enough tooth structure to bond dental materials to and when this happens, the tooth must be extracted. Also, when a tooth has tooth decay that extends too far below the gum-line or gets too close to the roots, the tooth must be extracted; there is usally gum pain or gum infection already at this point. Finally, if the tooth has had a root canal that is unsuccessful multiple times and is still causing a toothache, it is wise to remove the tooth. When a tooth is removed, it is likely that you will want to replace it with an implant.