When a tooth is extremely damaged due to decay or fracture, it may be necessary to remove and replace the tooth. Additionally, an extra tooth that is blocking other teeth from coming in or that is causing overcrowding can be extracted to make room for the other teeth. Wisdom teeth also often need to be extracted because there is not enough room in the mouth for them to come in.
Your dentist will likely initially try to repair any teeth which are damaged, but when the damage is too great to be fixed with a crown or filling, a tooth extraction may be needed in order to resolve the situation. By conducting the removal properly, you will be able to experience a removal with little or no pain after the procedure and a faster healing time with a reduced risk of infection.