You and your dentist may determine a tooth cannot be saved. There are several reasons a tooth needs to be removed including periodontal disease, a large cavity, or a fracture. Rest assured your dentist will help you through the process and make it as comfortable as possible.
Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth and usually come in around the age of 18. Wisdom teeth are particularly prone to periodontal disease and tooth decay because they are so far back in the mouth and difficult to clean. They may also erupt in the wrong direction putting the health of the adjacent tooth at risk. Your wisdom teeth may be recommended to be removed.