There are times when a tooth cannot be restored due to extensive decay, gum disease or trauma. When this is the case, the tooth must be extracted.
Many patients' mouths are too small for all 32 of their adult teeth. That is why it is necessary for certain individuals to get their wisdom teeth to be removed. Often this procedure is recommended while patients are young because they heal more quickly and the roots of the wisdom teeth are not fully developed, thus simplifying the procedure.