What is Tooth Extraction
Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. If a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, your dentist will try to fix it with a filling, crown or other treatment. Occasionally, there has been too much damage to the tooth that it cannot be repaired. In this case, the tooth will need to be extracted. A very loose tooth also will require extraction if it cannot be saved, even with bone regeneration surgery (bone graft).