Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. When decay or damage to the tooth is too extensive to be repaired, Dr. Oyangen may recommend an extraction. Trauma, decay and gum disease are all reasons a tooth may need to be extracted.
Extracting a healthy tooth, or even several teeth is sometimes needed to prepare a patient’s mouth for orthodontics. This is to alleviate the overcrowding of teeth and help with any misalignment. The end result is a wonderful overall smile!