An extraction is the complete removal of a tooth.

When is extraction necessary?

Sometimes a tooth needs to be completely removed or extracted. This can happen in situations such as the tooth being impacted, preventing a permanent tooth from coming in, or being so severely damaged that it can’t be repaired. Depending on the case, this can be done non-surgically or surgically.


What are the benefits of tooth extraction?

Tooth extraction can result in pain relief and help you to have a more functional smile. It can also alleviate a crowded mouth or the risk of infection spreading to other teeth.


What to expect:

Before the tooth can be pulled, the area around the gums is numbed by local anesthetic. When the area is numbed, the tooth can be pulled or cut into pieces and removed depending on the case. A blood clot will form in the area of the pulled tooth, and the dentist can use gauze or stitches on the area.