Tooth Extraction

There are several situations that can lead to a tooth extraction including:
 
  • Infection
  • Severely damaged tooth
  • Root fracture
  • Advanced periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Orthodontic treatment (braces)
 
In some cases, such as teeth that are severely damaged or have curved and sturdy roots, a surgical extraction may be required. During this procedure a small opening is created in the gum to gain better access to the tooth. The tooth is sometimes also sectioned in order to facilitate its removal.