There are several reasons why Dr. Joseph may recommend that you have a tooth or even several teeth extracted. Tooth extraction may be needed if the repair of a damaged tooth is not practical. Malpositioned or nonfunctional teeth may also need to be removed, and sometimes tooth extractions are necessary to prepare for orthodontic treatment. During your teeth and mouth examination, Dr. Joseph will decide if tooth extractions are essential for you. Once the procedure has been performed, our dental care team will provide you with a set of aftercare instructions for proper care immediately following.