If a tooth cannot be saved through restoration procedures such as root canal therapy, crowns, or fillings, it may need to be extracted. At Front Street Dental, our dentists specialize in tooth extraction and can assess your situation if you are experiencing intense tooth pain. Tooth extraction is typically a last resort option, only recommended when the damage to the tooth is beyond repair, such as when roots are severely damaged. After a tooth extraction, restorative dentistry procedures like dentures or implants may be needed, and our dentists can perform these procedures at the same location, avoiding the need for patients to travel to multiple clinics. Fortunately, tooth extractions are far less painful than in the past, thanks to the use of anesthetics and sedatives. After the procedure, taking simple precautions like avoiding smoking, vigorous brushing, and using straws can help minimize the risk of infection.