If your tooth has become too decayed to restore, has become infected, fractured or experienced trauma, Dr. Parsell may recommend that it be removed. Dr. Parsell will always try to recommend a course of treatment designed to save an infected or decayed tooth if it can be restored. This is because your natural tooth is always going to be preferable over a dental replacement such as a bridge, denture or implant. If your tooth is severely damaged or decayed, removal may be the best course of action to keep your mouth healthy. Fortunately, this does not need to be a painful or traumatic experience. Dr. Parsell and her team work diligently to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. We offer nitrous oxide to help make this experience much more pleasant.