Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Extraction may be used to remove teeth that are so badly decayed or broken that they cannot be restored. Our dentist will first try to save your tooth if possible and will only recommend an extraction if the tooth is unsalvageable.
Teeth are often removed because they are impacted. Teeth become impacted when they are prevented by gum tissue, bone or other teeth from growing into their normal positions in the mouth. Impaction is a common reason for the extraction of wisdom teeth. Extraction is the only known method that will prevent further problems. Teeth may also be extracted to make more room in the mouth prior to straightening the remaining teeth (orthodontic treatment) or because they are so badly positioned that straightening is impossible.
Contact the office of Victor J. Dongo, DMD, PA if you would like to learn more about tooth extraction in Hialeah Gardens and Hallandale Beach, Florida, and schedule an appointment with our dentist. Our team can examine your teeth and let you know if an extraction is the best option for restoring your oral health. We can also go over tooth replacement options to bring back your full smile.