When a dentist determines that one of your teeth need to be removed, they may extract it during a normal, routine checkup.
Each one of your teeth’s roots are encased in a tooth socket within your jawbone. A ligament in that socket holds your tooth in place and it needs to be separated from the tooth in order to properly extract it.
A patient is usually sedated, and the procedure is done very quickly. Extracted tooth is often replaced with a fake tooth to avoid any major oral changes.