Also known as extraction, exodontia is performed on unhealthy teeth with poor prognosis. A common misconception is strength over skill while extracting a tooth however, the reality is an experienced Dentist is able to properly execute the procedure by applying little strength and using theory and knowledge to relieve you of the pain of an unsalvageable tooth. This process is made painless with proper anesthesia and instruments. Although the most common complaint is pressure and noise at the time of extraction, no pain should be felt throughout the process. A missing tooth or teeth are often replaced by an implant, bridge or denture.