Only when all efforts to save a tooth have been explored and exhausted, we will suggest that a tooth be removed. If a tooth needs to be extracted, we will make sure your procedure is as comfortable as possible by thoroughly making the tooth and the surrounding area numb. Because of our careful anesthesia technique, his patients report only a very minor sensation of pressure as the tooth is removed from its socket. It is essential that you have the tooth replaced with dental bridges or dental implants to maintain proper alignment of the surrounding teeth and to avoid needing TMJ treatment in the future. After a tooth extraction, we will discuss with you which tooth replacement options are right for your individual case.