Practicing good oral hygiene is essential to protect and preserve your smile and the health of your mouth because even losing a single tooth has an impact. Sometimes however, teeth require extraction due to decay, periodontal disease, damage from an accident, an infection or various other reasons. Before extraction, the dentist carefully examines the problem tooth or teeth to decide on the best course of action.
One of the most common tooth extractions is the removal of wisdom teeth that have become problematic due to impaction, infection, overcrowding, cysts or pain. The timing of wisdom teeth extraction is different for everyone, but often performed before the wisdom teeth can cause discomfort and other oral health issues.