Helpful Advice for Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions may be necessary for various reasons, and the decision to extract a tooth is based on the specific dental condition that has arisen. At Renew Dental Lounge, we partner with you, to understand your specific conditions and requirements. Some common reasons for tooth extractions:

Severe Tooth Decay:

Advanced decay that has compromised a significant portion of the tooth and is beyond repair with fillings or root canal therapy.

Gum Disease (Periodontal Disease):

Advanced stages of periodontal disease that have led to significant bone loss and loosening of the teeth.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth:

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, may become impacted (unable to emerge into the mouth properly) and cause pain, infection, or damage and decay to adjacent teeth.

Orthodontic Treatment:

Crowded teeth may require the extraction of one or more teeth to create space and facilitate proper alignment during orthodontic treatment.

Infection or Abscess:

Untreated dental infections can lead to abscess formation, and in some cases, extraction is necessary to eliminate the source of infection.

Failed Root Canal Treatment:

If a tooth has undergone root canal therapy but the treatment fails to resolve the infection or the tooth becomes re-infected, extraction may be necessary.

Fractured or Broken Teeth:

Teeth that are severely fractured or broken beyond repair may need to be extracted, especially if the damage extends below the gumline.

Malpositioned or Supernumerary Teeth:

Teeth that are improperly positioned, causing bite problems or preventing normal eruption, may need to be extracted.

Cosmetic Reasons:

Some people may opt for tooth extraction as part of cosmetic dentistry procedures, especially if a tooth is malformed or aesthetically displeasing.

Medical Conditions:

Certain medical conditions or treatments, such as cancer chemotherapy or organ transplantation, may compromise the immune system and necessitate the removal of at-risk teeth.


Traumatic injuries to the teeth, such as those resulting from accidents or sports injuries, may lead to irreparable damage requiring extraction.

It is important to maintain regular dental check-ups to identify potential issues early on and explore alternatives to extraction whenever possible. At Renew Dental Lounge, we consider the overall oral health of the patient and aim to preserve natural teeth whenever feasible. If you suspect you may need a tooth extraction, reach out to the team at Renew Dental Lounge for a thorough examination and personalised treatment recommendations.

If you have a toothache, visit the Dentist ASAP! We may be able to save the tooth.

But if not, we’ll extract it as gently as possible. Click now to Book an Appointment today

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