In certain situations when no treatment can be done to save a broken or infected tooth the extraction of a tooth is the treatment of choice. Reasons a tooth may need to be extracted included: severe gum infection, severe nerve infection, tooth abscess, tooth fracture down to the jaw bone, loose tooth due to gum disease, trauma, deep decay.
It is not normal for adult permanent teeth to be loose or painful. If you find you have a loose tooth call your Parker CO dentist. A loose tooth could be the sign that there is a more serious issue going on.