A tooth extraction is the removal of teeth from the dental socket in the bone. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, but most commonly to remove teeth that have become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma; especially when they are associated with toothache.
The removal of wisdom teeth is a common type of tooth extraction.
In many cases, we can perform a tooth extraction in our Nashua dental office, however, there may be cases where we refer you to a local oral surgeon.
Once the tooth is removed (unless it’s a wisdom tooth), it is important to replace it. At Levesque Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of treatment options for missing teeth. The most common treatments would be either a dental implant or a dental bridge.