An extraction is the process of removing a single or multiple damaged or infected teeth. Extractions become necessary in cases: when a tooth has become decayed and is beyond repair, broken below the gumline, when there is advanced bone loss, or even as a preparatory measure for an orthodontic procedure. Extractions can be necessary to prevent an infection from spreading to other teeth and causing additional damage.
An extraction is carried out either through a surgical procedure done in a simple manner using forceps and local anesthesia. Once a tooth has been extracted, the gap in most cases can be easily refilled by an implant.
Luma Dental is experienced in performing tooth extractions and we try to make the procedure as comfortable and stress-free as possible.