Jefferson University Hospitals

Teeth Extraction

A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth performed by an oral surgeon. The oral surgeons at Jefferson have extensive expertise in the removal of teeth and placement of dental implants.

Why is Teeth Extraction Performed?

Our oral surgeons may recommend that you have a tooth extracted for any of the following reasons:

  • Broken, decayed and cracked teeth, as well as severe gum disease, that are beyond restoration
  • Impacted or problematic wisdom teeth with insufficient space
  • Make room for braces