An extraction of a tooth is indicated if either there is no other restorative option or if the patient elects to extract.
Factors contributing to a tooth needing to be extracted include:
During an extraction procedure, we will numb the area around the tooth. At patient request, nitrous oxide is readily available. We will make sure the patient is comfortable throughout the procedure.
If appropriate, we will discuss the benefits and risks of replacing or not replacing an extracted tooth: