What is tooth removal?
Your tooth removal or tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. There are several reasons why your dentist will decide to remove your teeth. Your tooth is removed under a local anaesthetic. So you will not feel the pain during removal. Your tooth is held to the surrounding ( alveolar ) bone by way of a ligament called the periodontal ligament. The principle of tooth removal involves the disruption or severing of these ligament fibres.