Ideally your permanent teeth should last a lifetime. However, in some cases your dentist may recommend a dental extraction. The reasons include:
Yes, if you are in the “hands” of professionals. This is a very common and standard dental procedure. However, you do need to take steps to prevent infection. Avoid smoking and take Vitamin C. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that may affect your body’s ability to heal or fight bacteria, you may be given a course of antibiotics right before the extraction. Always inform your dentist of your medical history.