You and the Doctors at our practice may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. 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.
The Extraction Process – At the time of the extraction, the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with local anesthetic. During the extraction process, you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth to widen the socket for removal. You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected. If you do feel pain, please let the doctor know right away.