Tooth extraction, or exodontia, involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Before we consider extraction, every effort will be made to try to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is necessary. Reasons for tooth extraction may vary, but often include one or more of the following:
- Preparation of orthodontia or cosmetics
- Risk of infection
- Advanced periodontal disease
- Advanced decay
In most cases, the extraction of the tooth is the last resort in maintaining dental health. In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you keep a proper oral hygiene routine at home and maintain regularly scheduled dental visits. Contact us if you feel you may need a tooth extraction.