There are a number of reasons why you might need to have a tooth extracted. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

At the time of extraction the dentist will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anaesthetic.

During the extraction process you may feel some pressure and this is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

As a result of the anaesthetic you shouldn’t feel any pain at all so if you do feel the slightest twinge let us know straight away.