It’s our goal to restore your existing tooth, rather than remove it. However, there are cases where an extraction is necessary, such as prior to orthodontic treatment or with advanced bone loss. In this case, there are many options available for a patient including a bridge, implant, or partial denture to replace the space left following the extraction. Not unlike root canals, extractions have long been given a bad rap in the pain department, and this is simply not the case. Fortunately, modern dentistry has many tools available to make your experience/procedure pain free.