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To Pull or Not to Pull: When Tooth Extraction Is Necessary

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Dental problems can cause pain, sensitivity, and difficulty eating and talking. When you see your dentist to resolve these issues, they often try to preserve your natural teeth. However, in some cases, such as extensive damage from decay, trauma, gum disease, overcrowding, and impacted teeth, you may need a tooth extraction.

Dr. Fady Salha of Parsons Smile Center is highly skilled in tooth extractions, so you can trust us to support you before, during, and after the procedure. In our state-of-the-art offices, we use the latest technology and techniques to give you the highest quality care possible. Our dedicated team always prioritizes your comfort and safety, giving you a pain-free experience while keeping you informed. With our laser-focused and personalized approach, you can have a brand-new, healthy smile.

5 Reasons You May Need a Tooth Extraction

While adult teeth are meant to be permanent, there may be situations in which they need to be extracted. These instances include the following:

Damage from Decay

If tooth decay is left untreated, it can affect the tooth’s center, called the pulp. This area of the tooth keeps it alive, as it contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues that provide your tooth with the nutrients it needs. In many cases, dentists may perform a root canal to remove the infection, but if the issue is severe, extraction may be necessary to prevent it from spreading.

Impacted Tooth

When a tooth becomes impacted, it cannot erupt through the gum line. This is often the case for wisdom teeth. Impacted teeth usually need to be extracted to prevent damage to surrounding teeth, overcrowding, and potential infection.

Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is an infection that can impact your gums, periodontal ligaments, alveolar bone, and other surrounding structures. Gingivitis is the most mild form of this infection, but if left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, which can affect the structure that supports your teeth. In some cases, gum disease can cause your teeth to loosen due to structural damage. When this occurs, the tooth may need to be extracted.


If you got into an accident or suffered an injury to the face, you may need a tooth extraction, depending on your unique condition. For example, if you break a tooth in an accident and it cannot be preserved, we may have to extract the rest of the tooth.


If your teeth are overcrowded, this means there is little to no room for your teeth to move or realign during orthodontic treatment. Additionally, overcrowding can cause a misaligned smile and crooked teeth, which can be challenging to keep clean. Extracting one or more teeth can help resolve this issue and create a more even smile.

Speak With the Skilled Professionals at Parsons Smile Center About Tooth Extractions in Manhattan and Queens

While we do everything we can to preserve your natural teeth at Parsons Smile Center, there may be cases in which tooth extraction is necessary. We work closely with you to examine your oral health and determine if tooth extraction will help restore your smile. With our one-on-one approach, you receive the exceptional care you deserve without feeling rushed.

Dr. Salha has over 30 years of dentistry experience and a passion for pursuing the latest technology and methodologies. With this commitment to excellence and our personalized services, you can have a stress-free tooth extraction that helps restore your smile and confidence. To schedule a consultation and learn more about tooth extractions, call us at (212) 223-5100 or fill out our contact form today.


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