At Tooth32, we believe in providing optimum treatment because it is in the best long term interests of the patient to keep as many of their natural teeth as possible. However, if the prognosis of a tooth is poor or guarded, extraction of the tooth is usually the best option.
Teeth may have a poor or guarded prognosis due to:
- Periapical abscess as a result of an infected pulp caused by deep and untreated tooth decay.
- Excessive tooth mobility caused by periodontal disease or trauma.
- Periodontal abscess caused by periodontal disease.
- Bulk loss of tooth structure due to dental caries (dental decay).
- Vertical root fracture.
- Other causes.
Our aim is to prevent dental diseases from progressing to the stage where extraction is the only option. For this reason, it is vitally important to attend the dental surgery regularly for your dental check-up. However, losing a tooth does not mean that you have to live with large gaps in your dentition. Dental implants are commonly performed as a tooth replacement option.