An extraction involves removing one or more teeth. Depending on the tooth condition, this may require sectioning the tooth or trimming the gum or bone tissue.
The proposed treatment should help to relieve your symptoms and may also enable you to proceed with further proposed treatment. Once the tooth is extracted, you will have a space that you may want to fill with a fixed or removable appliance. Replacement of missing teeth may be necessary to prevent the drifting of adjacent and/or opposing teeth to maintain function, or for cosmetic appearances. The options of a fixed or a removable appliance will be explained to you.