Indication for tooth extraction

Tooth not worthy of conservation

These days, modern therapeutical options enable the conservation of many teeth. Situations still arise however, in which a tooth can only be extracted. Indications are:

  • Caries reaching far under the gingiva or into the root
  • Severe loosening due to parodontitis
  • Lack of space
  • Orthodontal lack of space
  • Longitudinal dental fractures
  • Root canal preparation in via falsa (root wall was drilled through accidentally)
  • Relocated or excess teeth
  • Severe tipping of teeth
Horizontally displaced wisdom teeth
Excess tooth (mesiodens)
Loose tooth – the line shows the original course of gingiva