A tooth extraction may become necessary in extreme cases of damage or decay. Before deciding on an extraction, it is very important to consult with one of our dentists. If at all possible, another treatment, such as root canal therapy, may be performed to help you maintain your oral health. Extracting (pulling) a compromised tooth is often our last resort in maintaining your oral health, but, when necessary, is always done with our signature gentle care. The need for an extraction can often be prevented by practicing good oral hygiene at home and visiting the dentist on a regular basis. If you experience any pain or discomfort in your teeth or gums, however, contact Red Oaks Dental immediately to receive the care you need.