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Sometimes, a dental extraction—also known as a tooth extraction—is necessary for a tooth. There are many reasons that we may decide that a tooth will need to be removed, but some of the most common reasons include teeth crowding, trauma to a tooth, or severe tooth decay or disease.
Once we have determined that a tooth will need to be removed for any of these reasons, we will extract the tooth during your visit or a later scheduled appointment.
A tooth’s root is encased within your jawbone in a “tooth socket,” held there by a ligament. In order to extract a tooth, we will have to expand the socket and separate the tooth from the ligament. Before the procedure, we will numb the area to reduce any discomfort.
After the tooth extraction, the neighboring teeth may want to shift, which can cause problems with teeth alignment and bite. To avoid these complications, we may recommend that you replace the extracted tooth with a cosmetic or restorative option.