Some teeth are too badly broken down to be saved. These teeth need to be removed, to prevent pain and infection. Some teeth can also become loose due to gum disease; these teeth can also need to be removed. The teeth are extracted used local anaesthetic (injection) and no discomfort is felt during the procedure. Afterwards, you will be a little bit tender for a few days while the area is healing.
Wisdom tooth extraction
Many people require removal of their wisdom teeth. Sometimes, there is no space for the tooth to erupt properly. This causes pain, infection and decay in adjacent teeth. In order to prevent or stop this occurring, the tooth can be removed. This is usually done under local anaesthetic (injection). However, in some cases, it is necessary to refer the patient for extraction under sedation or general anaesthetic.