Did you know that 74% of all adults have had at least one tooth extracted? Painful toothaches, decay, and infection are all key indicators that it may be time to consider an extraction as an efficient treatment solution. However, we see many patients that are initially wary of accepting this treatment due to fear of pain or the unknown. With modern advancements in dentistry, tooth extraction has become routine and relatively pain-free, especially when compared to the pain experienced on a regular basis from an infected tooth. Removing the tooth can save you from unnecessary pain, and protect the rest of your healthy teeth from being affected either by infection or a dental shift that moves the teeth.