Given the choice, Dr. Rabban generally prefers to save a tooth over extracting it. In fact, she explores all the treatment options before recommending tooth extractions in Clinton Township, MI. However, there are times when removing the tooth is the best or only way to keep a patient’s smile healthy. These situations include the following:
- The patient has severe gum disease.
- Decay or injury has left too little tooth structure to support a dental crown.
- The teeth are overcrowded and need orthodontic treatment.
- Primary teeth are preventing permanent teeth from erupting properly.