No one wants to need to have a tooth pulled, but for some people, it is a necessary evil. What is important is that you know when you need to have a tooth pulled as ignoring it could have some painful consequences.
Sometimes even the potential risk for infection will be enough that your dentist will suggest extracting a tooth. For instance, when you have periodontal or gum disease around a specific tooth, your tooth will loosen and may need to be removed in order to properly treat the emerging gum infection. If you have a compromised immune system or an autoimmune disease, you dentist may be more likely to suggest this.
Other people have the issue of not having enough room in their mouth for all of their teeth. This is called crowding and is another common reason teeth need to be pulled. When crowding occurs, the teeth may be unable to align properly or teeth may not even be able to enter the mouth at all. Such crowding can lead to aesthetic issues, but it can also lead to pain and the damage of teeth.
If you believe that you need a tooth pulled for any of these reasons, it is important to contact your dentist right away. They can quickly and easily walk you through the steps and help return your oral health back to normal. It is much more painful to wait then to get that needed tooth pulled.