Sometimes a tooth needs to be taken out due to decay, gum disease, damage or for orthodontic reasons
What happens during an extraction?
Your dentist will anaesthetise (numb) the area using special anaesthic gels and dental anaesthetic, to ensure the tooth and the tissues around it are numb. Your dental practitioner will then check the area is numb thoroughly to ensure you feel no pain. He / She will then remove the tooth and ensure the area is clean and able to heal before you leave. You will not feel any pain during your tooth extraction but you may feel some pressure.
For very decayed teeth or teeth with crooked roots your dentist may have to carry out a surgical procedure in order to remove the tooth and its roots.