If there is significant damage or decay in the mouth, it is sometimes necessary to extract (pull) one or more permanent teeth in order to maintain or restore oral health. Extraction is often our last resort as well help you maintain your oral health. If at all possible, our dentists will recommend an alternative treatment, such as root canal therapy, so that you can keep your natural tooth. If an extraction is necessary, however, you can rest assured that you will receive gentle, caring treatment at Las Cruces Dental Associates. To learn more about how to maintain optimal oral health and avoid extraction, please call or visit us today.