When does a tooth with Periodontal Disease need to be pulled?


It can be a difficult judgement call between:

  • A tooth which is loose but functioning well enough to help you chew…
  • … and a tooth which then becomes so loose and uncomfortable because it bounces on biting or it has drifted, leaned or tipped to a difficult angle.

When teeth become so difficult or painful to chew on, they can hit one another prematurely every time you bite.

We’d recommend you discuss the specifics of your tooth/ teeth and their future forecast in detail with the professionals taking care of you.

It sometimes depends on what your next steps will be to replace your tooth/ teeth, and the options you have.

It is very much a unique decision. Remember one thing: you should always be co-piloting the journey.

Still not sure?

Ask another question.