Many advances in dentistry allow us to save teeth that we could not previously, but sometimes an extraction is necessary.
When an extraction is performed, it is important to put something in the place of the missing tooth or teeth. If the space is just left open, your teeth will shift and cause many unnecessary complications. An extracted tooth may be replaced by a temporary or permanent bridge, an implant, or by a partial or complete denture.
Extraction is the complete removal of a primary or permanent tooth. An extraction can be surgical or non-surgical. This depends on the difficulty of the extraction and whether or not the tooth is impacted or erupted, and whether it has straight or curved roots. Dr. Babik can judge the best procedure for your situation. He will consult with you and proceed according to your particular circumstances and wishes.