This happens all the time. People, who neglect their teeth, will wait until they have a tooth that is broken off at the gums to come to my office to get it extracted.

They laugh (a little nervous laugh), and say… “well, not much left so it should be pretty easy yo pull out, huh?”

The answer to that is, NO. Imagine getting a fence post out of the ground. Not the easiest thing in the world, right?

Broken Tooth - Ogden Dentist

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.