Tooth removal

What is tooth removal?

Tooth removal or tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. The procedure is done under a local anaesthetic. The 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.

 

Why is my tooth removed?

Is tooth removal painful?

Why does my wisdom tooth pain?

How long does it take to recover from tooth extraction?