The Loss of One Tooth Can Make a Difference
The decision to remove a tooth should be taken very seriously. It should be considered as a last resort, not a decision based on perceived convenience or fear of the unknown factors of keeping the tooth.
Every tooth has a function. By removing the tooth, there is not only a decrease in chewing ability and often an unsightly appearance, but tooth removal also increases the potential for disease and eventual damage to the surrounding teeth. The structural stability provided by a tooth to the jaw bones and jaw joint should be carefully considered when considering tooth removal and replacement options.