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Extractions

A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay or significant periodontal disease that has destroyed enough tooth structure to render the tooth non-restorable. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed by oral surgeons. Extractions of some permanent teeth may be necessary to make space for orthodontic treatment.