A tooth extraction is the process of removing a tooth from the mouth. Depending on the position and/or condition of the tooth or teeth to be extracted will determine whether it be a complex or simple procedure. An exam and x-ray is usually required to determine if a tooth must be extracted.
Scott may recommend an extraction for one of the following reasons:
- Badly damaged or decayed
- Injuries and accidents
- Periodontal disease
- Wisdom teeth