You may need to have a tooth removed for several reasons, for example if it’s damaged and can’t be repaired. It’s also possible that if you have severe gum disease, a tooth may become loose and have to be taken out.
A dentist will only extract a tooth if it is the last resort. It is often unfortunate that tooth destruction can occur for many years before pain is experienced and it is often at this point that the tooth can no longer be repaired or saved. Therefore, regular dental examinations are highly recommended to detect decay and other problems at the earliest opportunity.