This happens all the time. People, who neglect their teeth to the point that they break off at the gums. THEN, they come in and want it extracted. They laugh a little nervous laugh and say… “well, not much left so it should be pretty easy yo pull out, right?”
The answer to that is, NO. Imagine getting a fence post out of the ground. Not the easiest thing in the world, right?
Now, take a chain saw and cut the fence post off at the ground. How easy is that going to be now?
If you want a tooth out, please, please, please, do not wait until it is so broken down that there is nothing to grab on to. It is NOT easier.