Tooth extractions are a common general dentistry service. An extraction involves removing a tooth, including its roots. Extractions might be necessary if teeth are so badly damaged or diseased that they cannot be restored, or during childhood, when baby teeth fail to fall out quickly enough to create space for emerging, adult teeth.
Another very common reason for tooth extraction is the removal of wisdom teeth. Third molars (wisdom teeth) emerge during adulthood and can contribute to many types of oral health issues including improper tooth alignment, infections, TMJ disorder and discomfort such as orofacial pain and headaches. Removing wisdom teeth is often considered a precautionary measure to preserve oral health and well being. When performing tooth extractions, our dentists take great care to provide a pleasant and comfortable experience.