When might a tooth extraction be a bad idea?
During an examination of your teeth and mouth it is possible that your dentist will present
to you various alternative treatments instead of a tooth extraction.
While having a tooth extracted may be less expensive than the other options proposed,
it may not be the least expensive in the long run.
When a tooth is missing its neighboring teeth will tend to shift, sometimes significantly,
which in turn can have a major impact on your dental health.
Even the removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability,
problems with your jaw joint, and predispose the teeth that have shifted to problems also.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, your dentist will probably recommend to you
to replace the tooth that has been extracted.
Replacing a tooth that has been extracted with an artificial one can easily
cost more than the alternative of not having a tooth extraction and instead rebuilding the tooth.