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. Sometimes, though, there's too much damage for the tooth to be repaired. In this case, the tooth needs to be extracted.
Dr Smyth performs some extractions in her office, however those patients with more complicated extractions or those with compromised health issues may be referred to an Oral Surgeon for care.