As stated before, sometimes extractions are done to remove impacted wisdom teeth that are problmatic. In other situations they are needed to make room for someone that is about to receive braces. Please see below. Remember, in both situations, an extraction is done to provide a BETTER situation in the mouth than before.
Most people understand the necessity for removal or extraction of problematic teeth, but are still apprehensive and afraid of the procedure. This is completely normal. We take great pride in informing the patient of all aspects of an extraction and will NOT proceed with ANY procedure without the patient's approval or consent. We realize these situations are stressful and sometimes emotional, so we try our best to accomodate you.
As dentists, it's in our nature to try and save every single tooth in your mouth, unless it is causing a problem or beyond repair. A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are done for a wide variety of reasons, including decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure making it non-restorable. Extractions of problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, as are extractions of some permanent teeth to make room for orthodontic treatment.