An extraction takes place when there are certain circumstances that may warrant a patient having a tooth pulled, or removed, completely from the mouth. Extractions may occur for many reasons. Some of those include: damage that cannot be repaired, advanced decay, a crowded mouth, and having wisdom teeth removed.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH TOOTH EXTRACTIONS
If you’re awake during the process, you should only feel pressure, no pain. Each patient is different and may need more or less anesthetic. If you’re feeling pain, alert your dentist who will administer more anesthetic. Most dental professionals will ask you questions before they begin to ensure this doesn’t happen. It’s always good to communicate freely with your dentist so they can help you to the best of their ability.