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. Sometimes permanent teeth are extracted to make space for orthodontic treatment. The ‘wisdom teeth’ are typically extracted due to space issues in the mouth and difficulty in keeping them clean. If you need an extraction, Dr. Minnoch will discuss all treatment options with you including our sedation options.