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.

Teeth are often removed because they are impacted. Teeth become impacted when they are prevented from growing into their normal position in the mouth by gum tissue, bone, or other teeth. 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, FAGD at 305-512-3700 if you would like to learn more about tooth extractions in Hialeah Gardens, Florida, and schedule an appointment with our dentist.