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.