What is an Extraction?
Extractions involve carefully removing the damaged tooth from the mouth. After healing (or sometimes immediately), there are several options for replacing this missing tooth. These include bridges, implants, partial dentures, etc. (Please click here for more info on Extractions.)
Why do I need an extraction?
The removal of teeth can be necessary for a number of reasons, including but not limited to: deep decay, a tooth too heavily damaged to be repaired, baby teeth that don’t fall out, 3rd molars (wisdom teeth) that are impacted (wedged between the jaw and another tooth or teeth), spacing (such as removal of teeth prior to orthodontic treatment like braces), etc.