A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable.
One of the most common extraction procedures are wisdom teeth removals, which usually appear between the ages of 17 to 25. Wisdom teeth extractions can reduce the occurrence of cysts, gum disease, damage to neighbouring teeth, etc. Extractions can be done with minimal discomfort using today’s advanced dental technology.
Other reasons for extractions could be a severely infected, broken or damaged tooth that cannot be repaired with other treatments. In some cases, it may be necessary to also do a bone graft to add bone that is necessary for supporting the neighbouring tooth or in preparation for tooth replacement such as implants.