This procedure involves the removal of teeth that are seriously damaged or diseased and are detrimental to the overall oral health of the individual. Extractions are most commonly associated with wisdom teeth, especially when these are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can create significant discomfort and also negatively influence the development of neighbouring teeth by applying progressively more pressure on them. We can monitor the development of wisdom teeth with the help of panoramic x-rays and make the recommendation for extraction when appropriate.

With respect to other teeth, extractions are always done as a last resort. This can happen when there has been significant trauma to the tooth, when there is significant decay or when there is not enough bone left to properly support the tooth itself. It is very important that tooth extraction is followed by tooth replacement as soon as possible. Missing teeth can cause many problems besides difficulty biting and chewing food. An absence of teeth may result in other teeth shifting into the empty space, jaw bone recession and so on.