There are a number of reasons why Dr. MacArthur may recommend that you have a tooth, or even several teeth extracted. A tooth extraction may be needed if repairing a damaged tooth is not practical. Malpositioned or nonfunctional teeth may also need to be extracted. Sometimes tooth extractions are necessary to prepare for orthodontic treatment. During your examination of your teeth and mouth, Dr. MacArthur 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.