Tooth removal are required to remove badly infected or decayed teeth to prevent pain and swelling.
Tooth removals are required to remove badly infected or decayed teeth to prevent pain and swelling. If a tooth is too loose, extraction may be the only option. For orthodontic treatment, extractions of certain teeth, usually the premolars and wisdom teeth, may be required.
Will the extraction be painful?
You will be given an injection (Local Anaesthetic) to numb the tooth prior to the extraction. Numbing cream is applied to the injection site to minimise the discomfort felt during the injection. Before commencing the actual tooth extraction, the dentist will ensure that the tooth is completely numb. Extractions are typically painless. However, you will experience some firm and control pressure as the dentist gently loosens the tooth in its socket.
Some soreness may be experienced after the extraction but you can follow the instructions below to aid in the healing process.
What do I need to do after a dental extraction?