A Dental Extraction or tooth removal involves completely removing a tooth crown and its root. Common reasons to remove a tooth include: tooth decay, infection, severe gum disease or crooked teeth as part of Orthodontic treatment.
During your appointment a local anaesthetic injection will be placed into the gum next to the tooth being removed. When the gum and tooth are completely numb, moderate pressure is applied to the root to loosen it. When there is movement in the root the tooth is removed. The treatment is usually quick, pain free and has a fast recovery.