In some cases, a tooth can no longer be saved and the tooth must be removed. In other cases, teeth are removed prior to orthodontic procedures. Wisdom teeth are also commonly extracted. If the tooth needing to be removed will later be replaced with an implant, bone can also be placed at the time of extraction. This will help to prepare the site for a future implant placement and in many cases will speed up the implant procedure. Dr. Johnson will talk with you about ways to make your tooth extraction experience as comfortable and relaxing as possible.