An extraction (also known as Exodontics or simply “Pulling a Tooth”) is the complete removal of an entire tooth from the jaw due to a number of reasons.
A dental extraction may be required due to:
Before a tooth extraction, the dentist will take a look at your medical history to ensure that a dental extraction is the right choice for you. Be sure to mention if you have any allergies or are taking medications such as blood thinners. The dentist will generally take an X-ray of the affected tooth to plan the best way to remove it. The dentist may ask you to refrain from smoking for 24 hours before the extraction.
There are two types of dental extraction procedures:
During a dental extraction patients will feel light to moderate pressure, however, thanks to anaesthetic they should not feel any pain. Depending on the procedure, you will likely have soreness for a few days after.
Still nervous about getting tooth removed? We offer calming nitrous oxide sedation that will make sure you remain happy and comfortable during the procedure.