Oral Surgery is the process of extracting teeth. Sometimes the teeth are extracted for Orthodontic(Braces) reasons, other times they are extracted because the tooth is unsalvageable.
Removal of a tooth is a permanent procedure so great care must be given to whether a tooth can be saved or not. Can the tooth be used for retaining a denture or partial.? This is the most important part of Oral Surgery, treatment planning and setting a goal. All options must be considered before anything is done.
Options must be considered before extracting a tooth. Options such as bone grafting to help preserve the ridge and prepare the area for a future replacement tooth, whether its an implant or a bridge. Great care must be taken while extracting the tooth to maintain bone heights for the future also.