This tooth had deep decay to the point that the tooth could not be saved. The only way to get the patient out pain was to extract the tooth. Sometimes they say if you wait for a tooth to hurt then its beyond the point of fixing it with just a filling or a crown. Sometimes if you have pain and you wait too long, then the tooth can’t be fixed at all and results in the loss of the tooth. We do most extractions in our office including routine extractions, surgical extractions, some wisdom teeth, even some impacted wisdom teeth. However if the tooth is too impacted or complicated we refer you to an oral surgeon. If you have a tooth that is hurting you, give us a call so we can help you figure out what is going on. Photo of actual patient of Peter Mani DDS, used with permission and consent of the patient.