Simply put, a dental extraction involves a tooth (or teeth) that require removal from your mouth. Most commonly, extractions are associated with wisdom teeth removal, however there are other reasons you may require an extraction.  This is typically evaluated at your comprehensive examination and subsequent dental check-ups.  Some other reasons an extraction may be necessary include:

  • Orthodontic purposes to facilitate proper tooth movement
  • A tooth which cannot be restored either due to an infection or significant loss of structure
  • Damaged teeth caused by injuries such as trips, falls and sports accidents
  • Gum disease which affects the bone which holds the tooth in place, making it loose