My problem can be seen in the pics below... I want to edit this part of the model but I can't select the vertex that connects all the edges that seem to be attatched to it. Instead, I have to delete three layers of vertices on the same spot (and lose some faces too), in order to find the desired vertex. I am pretty sure I have never extruded or done any transformation around there.
This happens way too often while modeling and I spend too much time deleting vetrices and "rebuilding" lost faces. Is there any tool that can help me fix this?
Thanks in advance
Desired outcome (without losing faces):