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Dental Extraction Procedures

Dental Extractions Treatment

A dental extraction is a procedure that involves the pulling of one or more teeth. Dental extraction is sometimes required as treatment when a tooth is severely damaged beyond repair because it is broken, cracked or extensively decayed. Extractions are also sometimes recommended when a healthy tooth is not well-positioned or is nonfunctional. As well, severe gum disease caused by improper care of the teeth may require extractions.

During a routine dental visit, a dentist may decide that an extraction of one or more teeth is required. The extraction is sometimes performed by a dentist or by an oral surgeon. Both dentists and oral surgeons anesthetize the patient before undergoing the extraction of a tooth.