A tooth extraction might be indicated if repairing a damaged tooth is not practical. Broken, cracked, or extensively decayed teeth can be extraction candidates. Also teeth that are unsuitable candidates for root canal treatment, teeth associated with advanced periodontal disease (gum disease), impacted, malpositioned or nonfunctional teeth may need to be extracted. Teeth extractions may be required in preparation for orthodontic treatment (braces).
In most cases we recommend to fill the space were the extracted tooth was with bone graft, in order to keep the bone in good shape and avoid jaw bone resorption, fractures, sinus complications and for future implants placement or prosthesis fabrication.