While we strive to maintain and save teeth, sometimes its necessary to remove a tooth to improve the overall health of your mouth, and with modern techniques and local anesthesia, gone are the days where removing a tooth is painful.

If a tooth is decayed past the point of saving or, if due to periodontal disease, is too loose to properly function, its often beneficial to remove the diseased tooth and replace it with either an implant, bridge, or partial denture.  Removing a tooth is a slow and controlled procedure that aims to minimize trauma to neighboring teeth and gingiva, and while you’ll feel a bit of pressure during an extraction, the entire experience is no more uncomfortable than any other dental work.