Your dentist’s main priority is to always help restore, save, and repair your natural teeth. However, sometimes a tooth extraction is unavoidable.
A tooth extraction is the removal of your tooth from its socket in the bone. It is typically performed by an oral surgeon. Prior to extraction, you will likely receive a local anesthetic to numb the area and reduce pain.
Your third molars, or wisdom teeth, are the last set of permanent molars to emerge. Due to several complications, these teeth are also the most likely to require extraction. However, other teeth may also need to be extracted for other reasons, including: