A dental extraction is the procedure to remove a tooth from your mouth. A dental extraction is most commonly required if one or more teeth is damaged beyond repair. The most common reasons for tooth extractions include:
- Severe tooth decay or infection
- Advance gum disease
During orthodontic work
- What to expect
The dentist will first administer an anesthetic . During the extraction, slight pressure might be felt.
Immediately after the tooth extraction, a small amount of bleeding is normal and gauze are placed in the affected area. Instructions are given for post-procedure care.