Extraction is the process of removing single or multiple teeth. Extractions become necessary in case of problematic wisdom teeth or when a tooth has decayed and is beyond repaired or even as a preparatory measure for an elaborate orthodontic procedure. Extraction is necessary to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth and causing additional damage.
The extraction is carried out either through a surgical procedure or done in a simple manner using a tooth holder, forceps and local anaesthesia. The choice of methods depends on your dental health and the severity of the problem. Once a tooth has been extracted, the gap can be easily refilled by an implant.