What are the side effects of getting a tooth pulled?
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Should I get teeth extracted?
Teeth are not generally pulled from the top and bottom to "match up." Pulling teeth from the top, doesn't mean that you have to necessarily loose a tooth from the bottom.
"What are the side effects of getting a tooth pulled?" Generally, you will have some bone loss in that area. This means that your jaw will slightly shrink in the area of that missing tooth. This can be prevented by getting an implant in that area, or simply having braces or Invisalign move teeth into that area.
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