Nobody wants to have a tooth removed. But extraction is often the best option in a dental emergency or as a preventative measure. Additionally, particularly for children and young adults, it might be necessary for fitting braces or in case baby teeth do not fall out.
Following x-rays to see how best to proceed, the options are a simple extraction for teeth that are visible or surgical extraction if the tooth is below the gum line. This is more common with wisdom teeth. Most simple extractions can be done in the general dentist’s office. More complicated extractions, such as impacted wisdom teeth may need to be referred out to an Oral Surgeon, a dentist who specializes in extractions.