Tooth removal

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.

 

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?