At Parker and Pennington Dentistry, we do everything we can to save our patients’ teeth. Unfortunately, when a tooth experiences trauma from an accident or severe decay, there are times that it cannot be salvaged. In these instances, we recommend removing the entire tooth structure, which includes the tooth and the tooth root, otherwise known as a tooth extraction. We know a tooth extraction doesn’t sound like a fun time. However, although a tooth extraction is not a procedure that brings joy to our patients, they understand it is best for their oral health.