When a tooth has suffered severe trauma or disease, it may not be able to be saved, Extraction and replacement with a bridge or dental implant are better solutions. When are extractions needed?
A baby tooth may need to be extracted to give permanent teeth room to come in properly, and for orthodontic work, sometimes teeth need to be extracted when there is simply not enough room for them to be properly aligned. Extracting a tooth near the front of the mouth with only one or two roots is a simple procedure of numbing the area and rocking the tooth gently to ease it out of the socket. When a tooth has multiple roots or, like many wisdom teeth, it is fixed in the jaw and unable to emerge normally, a more surgical approach would be needed.
With the practiced skill of Dr. Chubb and the good health of a patient, even complicated extractions can be recovered from quickly.