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Teeth Extractions

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone.

Why are tooth extractions needed?

If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, we can restore with a filling or ceramic crown. However, if the damage is too great for the tooth to be repaired, then extraction may be necessary.

There are two types of extractions:

  • A simple extraction – The dentist loosens the tooth with an instrument and removes it.
  • A surgical extraction – This is a more complex procedure and may require referral to an oral surgeon.