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Are you nervous Dr. Timothy Erdle will recommend extracting your tooth when you visit Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics for an appointment? If so, our team encourages you to take a breath. Tooth extraction is our last-resort option and we try to avoid it as much as possible. The times when tooth extraction is necessary include:

– When your tooth is severely decayed (This happens when you fail to treat a cavity at the early stages. The cavity can spread and damage the entire tooth, including the inner layers).

– When your tooth is extremely damaged (This happens when you chip or break a tooth during sports or other high-contact activities. It could also happen when you suffer a blow to the face while biking, skateboarding, and other activities).

– When you have unhealthy wisdom teeth (This happens when you have wisdom teeth that will cause issues when they erupt from the gums).

– When you don’t have enough room in your mouth (When you are aligning your smile or erupting more teeth, there might not be enough room for the teeth to shift and move).

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about tooth extraction in Gurnee, Illinois, please contact Institute of Dental Implants and Periodontics at 847-662-3414. Our team is happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!