There are many different reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted from your mouth including, but not limited to:
- Severe tooth decay
- Periodontal disease (gum disease, periodontitis)
- Preparation for orthodontic treatment
- Fractured teeth
- Insufficient space for wisdom teeth
Dental extractions are always performed after profound anesthesia is achieved of the affected areas. While a patient will feel pressure during an extraction, they should not feel any sharp pain.
It is important to follow the instructions given to you after your procedure, including not smoking, in order to protect against side effects such as a dry socket.