Extraction means having a tooth pulled, and this can be for any number of reasons. Most frequently a tooth is extracted due to being fractured or broken beyond repair. Sometimes teeth are extracted to create more room for the rest of the teeth to become properly aligned. Dr. Reno performs most kinds of extractions, with the exception of impacted wisdom teeth. As with all procedures, we will be sure to discuss the process thoroughly with you beforehand, making sure you are familiar with post-operative instructions as well as tooth replacement options for the missing tooth. Often it will be recommended that you have a bone graft placed immediately after the tooth is extracted, in order to help stimulate new bone growth in that site to make tooth replacement more predictable.