How effective is a tooth extraction?

An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually because of disease, trauma or crowding. For these reasons, tooth extractions are very effective. Removal due to disease will prevent the disease from spreading in the mouth. Removal due to trauma will prevent infection, pain or additional problems. Removal for crowding will allow plenty of space for the other teeth and prevent misalignment and crooked teeth.

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