Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction is the procedure of removing or uprooting a tooth which is decayed,

uf a tooth has been broken or damaged by decay, our dentists will try to fix it with

a filling and other dental treatment.

If there is too much damage to the tooth and it cannot be repaired, the tooth

may need to be extracted or removed from its socket in the bone.


Our dentists use a modern technique and the best equipment to remove the tooth its

socket, which is relatively pain free, when compared to the traditional technique.

Extraction can be done under the following circumstances:

  • Teeth with extensive decay (dental caries)

  • Broken teeth

  • The obstacles might be so formidable that a repair for the tooth is simply not possible

  • Cost of dental treatment or else a dubious long-term outlook for the success of the treatment

In some cases, when a root canal treatment cannot be performed, tooth extraction is carried out. There are some teeth that may require treatment of the nerve space that lies within them. While most teeth typically are candidates for root canal treatment, there can be complicating factors that remove this option and the dentist has no options other than tooth extraction in order to make a repair.

Sometimes tooth extraction can be done for the ones which are mal-positioned and create constant irritation to the patient. For example, wisdom teeth which are a constant source of irritation to one's cheek can be removed.

Impacted teeth are often extracted. These are teeth with jaw bone positioning that cannot erupt into normal alignment. By definition, impacted teeth are mal-positioned, precisely why they are often non-functional. This combination of factors makes impacted teeth common candidates for extraction.

In orthodontic treatment, the dentist will try to perfect the alignment of the patient's teeth. But they can only do so within the confines of a patient's jaw, especially in cases where a large discrepancy exists between the size of the patient's jaws and the space needed for the improved teeth alignment. Therefore, some strategically located teeth may need to be extracted.

Using local anesthesia, a tooth can be extracted easily. Dentists use a special tool called elevator to loosen the tooth to be extracted by widening the space in the bone. Once the tooth is loosened, it can be pulled out with forceps.

In case of a difficult extraction, a general dentist may refer the patient to an oral surgeon. Oral surgeons are specialists trained to administer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), an intravenous sedative, or a general aesthetic to relieve pain.


Extracting an impacted tooth or a tooth with curved roots typically requires cutting through gum tissue to expose it. It may also require removing portions of bone to free the tooth. Some teeth must be cut and removed in sections. The extraction site may or may not require one or more stitches (sutures) to close the incision.

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