Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket. It is a relatively common procedure.
When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary?
In many cases, you can repair teeth that are broken or damaged by decay with a filling, crown, or other dental treatment. Sometimes, though, the damage is too severe to repair, so your dentist will recommend extraction.
Here are some other reasons tooth extraction might be necessary
Decay or infection has reached deep into the tooth
Trauma or injury
There isn’t enough room for all the teeth in your mouth
How can I replace the missing tooth?
If your tooth needs to be extracted, you may need to think about a way to replace the missing tooth. Some options include:
Ask your dentist which is the best option for you!