Sometimes a tooth cannot be restored and must be removed.
When a tooth is broken or has significant decay, the ideal solution is to restore it using a filling or other procedure. In rare cases, a tooth cannot be restored and must be removed to ensure your best oral health and prevent infection.
Many extractions can be performed with the use of a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. The tooth is gently loosened and removed, and the patient is provided with gauze pads to help stop any bleeding that has occurred. Careful instructions will be given, dependent on the individual situation in regard to the removal of any stitches that were used and to follow-up appointments that may be required.