An extraction is a procedure during which your tooth is completely removed from its socket. Sometimes, people refer to this as “pulling” a tooth. An Extraction is recommended when other restorative methods, such as fillings or crowns aren’t an option. If your tooth has been badly damaged past the point of repair, then removal may be necessary.
It is generally recommended to have an extraction if you have any of the following:
- Severe decay
- A fractured tooth.
- An impacted tooth.
- Crowded teeth.
- Severe gum disease & bone loss
- Loose tooth
Replacement for an extracted tooth or teeth can be decided between you and the dentist there are several different options.