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When do your teeth need to be removed?
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The most common indications for removal of teeth are when they cannot be treated and/or restored, or if the cost of treatment is not cost effective.
Decay and periodontal disease are two of the most common causes. Other indications may include impacted teeth, malpositioned teeth and/or teeth indicated for removal as part of an orthodontic treatment plan.

In brief: Depends
The most common indications for removal of teeth are when they cannot be treated and/or restored, or if the cost of treatment is not cost effective.
Decay and periodontal disease are two of the most common causes. Other indications may include impacted teeth, malpositioned teeth and/or teeth indicated for removal as part of an orthodontic treatment plan.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bad teeth
Whenever you have irreversible disease.
This can be signaled by breakage, pain or recurrent infection. The best plan is to have regular check ups with a dentist and they will let you know when it's time to lose a tooth or two.

In brief: Bad teeth
Whenever you have irreversible disease.
This can be signaled by breakage, pain or recurrent infection. The best plan is to have regular check ups with a dentist and they will let you know when it's time to lose a tooth or two.
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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry
In brief: Infinite reasons
Infection. Anatomy tumors extreme decay genetic causes trauma.

In brief: Infinite reasons
Infection. Anatomy tumors extreme decay genetic causes trauma.
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