A tooth may require extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed, others may have advanced periodontal disease or have broken in such a way that it 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 even a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, and/or shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health. To avoid these complications, Dr. Dongjin Lee and Dr. Min Jung Kim will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.