A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the bone. Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure but can often cause a lot of anxiety for patients. Being better informed about the extraction procedure and what to expect afterwards can often relieve some of this anxiety and help you to be better prepared for the treatment.
The most common reasons a tooth will require extraction are:
- Trauma to the tooth following a knock to the jaw from a sporting injury or fall.
- Deep decay or severe gum disease in a tooth.
- Not enough space for the teeth.