Every effort is made to keep all your teeth, as it is always the best and preferred solution. However, sometimes extracting a tooth is the first step toward reclaiming your oral health. By extracting a tooth, we can remove a source, or potential source, of infection or discomfort. Removing a tooth is also sometimes necessary as a solution to problems with tooth spacing and bite function. In Dr. Craig expert care, trauma, pain and healing time are minimized.