While the extraction or a tooth can be a simple procedure, it is important to plan what will be done with the empty space after the tooth is removed. This can be a simple conversation with your dentist where they lay out all of your options and you pick a plan that works best for you.

If a plan is not made and time goes by without doing anything with the extraction site, the jaw bone will degenerate and change shape during healing and can cause your teeth to shift. It may also create problems with your bit and affect your ability to speak or chew properly.