Tooth extraction is the removal of teeth and is done in the following cases

  • the tooth is seriously decayed
  • advanced periodontal disease ("gum disease")
  • the tooth is broken beyond repair
  • The need to remove other teeth because they are not well positioned in the mouth (such as impacted wisdom teeth)

    and if preparation for braces requires extraction of teeth to make room for replacement teeth.

    Normal tooth extraction is a simple procedure and is normally completed in one go. After tooth extraction, the gums are usually left to heal and long-term predisposition to teeth is prevented before the gap is closed with dental implants or dental bridges or dentures.