There are a few different reasons that a tooth will end up needing to be extracted. Surprisingly the most common cause of tooth extraction is tooth impaction. Most people do not have enough room in their mouth for wisdom teeth, and as a result, most people end up needing their wisdom teeth removed. If these teeth are not removed, they can cause damage to other structures in the mouth when they come in at an awkward angle.
Other common reasons to extract teeth include extreme decay, physical trauma to the tooth, and poor oral hygiene resulting in bone and soft tissue loss in the mouth. We believe in providing you with the information you need to understand your tooth loss so that you can take steps to prevent it in the future.