We will always do anything possible to save your natural tooth. However, sometimes that’s just not possible. That’s where tooth extractions come in. A tooth extraction consists of removing a tooth from its socket in the bone. Although permanent teeth are meant to last a lifetime, there are a variety of reasons why tooth extractions are necessary. The most common reasons include: the tooth is too badly damaged from trauma or decay to be repaired, a crowded mouth, an infection, or a risk of infection
We try to make our tooth extractions as quick as possible for all of out patients. During the procedure, your dentist will first numb the area where the tooth will be removed. Your dentist will then use an instrument, called an elevator, to loosed the tooth and another instrument, called the forceps, to remove the tooth.
Following a tooth extraction, follow these tips to make recovery as easy as possible: