Tooth extraction is one of the oldest and most common general dental procedures. While some people will keep all of their permanent adult teeth for a lifetime, there are many reasons why teeth may need to be removed.
A cavity is a visible indicator of tooth decay. If not treated early, a cavity can not only grow but cause infections within the tooth, in the gums and in surrounding areas of the mouth.
Tooth decay is a serious problem that may start with tooth pain or a cavity. If it is not treated promptly, it could cause a significant amount of damage to your teeth, your mouth and your health.