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A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. The most common reason for extraction is tooth damage due to breakage or decay.

There are several reasons why your dentist may recommend tooth extraction, such as:

• Tooth decay
• Gum disease
• Broken or irreparable tooth
• Crowded teeth
• Impacted wisdom teeth

In situations where a tooth is beyond saving, tooth extraction may be recommended.