You and Dr. Desai may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed.  Others may have advanced periodontal disease or are broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth) or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

 Dr. Desai will discuss alternatives to extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.  Surgical extractions are typically referred to the oral surgeon who specializes with these types of procedures.