Before removing a tooth, the dentist will thoroughly review your medical and dental history and take X-rays. X-rays reveal the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone. From this information, the dentist determines the best way to remove the tooth or refer you to an oral surgeon.
Teeth extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, such as:
Crowns cover the damaged or broken tooth. The goal is to enhance and strengthen the tooth. Bridges replace one or more missing teeth and are cemented in place to reinforce function and appearance.