Despite our best efforts to save a tooth, sometimes extraction is the only alternative. An extraction is the removal of a tooth. There are simple extractions which are typically teeth that have broken through the gum line or can been seen in a mirror. A surgical extraction is when the dentist needs to cut the gums and tissue surrounding the tooth in order to remove it.
No one likes the idea of losing a tooth; however, there are options we can provide to fill the empty space or replace the missing tooth, such as – implants, implant retained dentures, bridges, partials or dentures.