While removing a tooth is never our team’s first choice, in cases of severe dental damage or decay, it’s sometimes the best thing we can do to protect and preserve a patient’s oral health. We know this procedure can cause some patients to feel very nervous, which is why our dentists always use a gentle touch as well as plenty of local anesthetics. If you or a loved one ever need to have a tooth extracted, we can promise that you/they won’t feel a thing.
Thankfully, a tooth extraction doesn’t actually involve any pulling. Rather, your tooth will be numbed, and then your dentist will gently rock it back and forth until it slips out on its own. Using this method, most patients don’t even realize it when their tooth has come out!