Pulling a tooth may be advised by your dentist if you have tooth problems. This is usually the last resort when the tooth can no longer be saved. Before pulling, the dentist may require an X-ray to see the teeth properly and know the best way to pull out the tooth. In the simple extraction, the dentist loosens the tooth then removes it. For surgical extraction, the gum has to be cut in order to pull out the tooth. Once you are done having your tooth pulled out, dental implants are great options to replace the tooth that you’ve lost.