Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Teeth may be extracted to make more room in the mouth prior to straightening the remaining teeth (orthodontic treatment), or because they are so badly positioned that straightening is impossible. Extraction may be used to remove teeth that are so badly decayed or broken that they cannot be restored. In addition, some patients choose extraction as a less expensive alternative to filling or placing a crown on a severely decayed tooth. We are happy to offer extractions for all ages for most teeth in our office.
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