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Good oral hygiene is a must. The loss of a single tooth can have major impact on overall oral health and appearance. Although dentists will use every measure to prevent tooth loss, there are still some occasions when a tooth needs to be removed.

Reasons for a tooth extraction

A tooth may need to be extracted, or "pulled," if the following occurs:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Infection or abscess
  • Orthodontic correction
  • Malpositioned teeth
  • Fractured teeth or roots
  • Impacted teeth


When to have a tooth pulled

Your dentist may suggest an extraction after careful examination, treatment and discussing options with you. X-rays are used to understand the shape and position of the tooth and surrounding bone before extracting the tooth. Dr. Nguyen is capable of handling the vast majority of all extractions needed at Soft Dental. He will also discuss an aftercare plan with you to make sure your recovery and any follow-up treatment goes smoothly. This in another reason why one would choose us.

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