What Are Tooth Extractions?
Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Feb 10 2014, 10:46 AM
A tooth extraction is a procedure that removes a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone.
There are many reasons why a person may need a tooth extraction. The most common reason is to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair. The tooth or teeth that are extracted are usually causing pain, and a dentist will usually perform the procedure to relieve the pain and prevent further damage from happening.