You can rest assured that we do everything possible here at McLoughlin Dental Care to try to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, and hopefully for life. Removing a tooth is always the last resort! Unfortunately, there are occasions when it’s just not possible to save a natural tooth and when it’s better for your health to remove it. There are several reasons as to why our dentist Dr. Donald Nimz might suggest tooth extraction. These reasons include extensive tooth decay or significant trauma to a tooth, or perhaps because you have an impacted wisdom tooth. Sometimes it’s necessary to remove teeth in preparation for orthodontic treatment and very occasionally, a baby tooth or milk tooth won’t fall out when it’s supposed to.