What Is a Dental Extraction?

A dental extraction describes removing a tooth from the gum line completely,
including the root and pulp. Before pulling the tooth,
your Cool Dental dentist will likely perform an X-ray to take a look at
what her or she needs to do. Afterward, your dentist will administer
a local anesthetic, and allow the area to get numb, before coaxing
the tooth out with a pair of metal forceps. In some cases,
a small incision will have to be made in soft tissue or the tooth may have
to be broken into smaller sections for removal.

When Do I Need a Dental Extraction?

When you visit Cool Dental because you have a tooth that is causing you pain, your dentist will do all they can to avoid an extraction. They will make sure the tooth cannot be saved with a filling, root canal or other treatment option. But, there are times when an extraction will be unavoidable. For example, if you have a tooth that is damaged, cracked severely, or decayed to an extensive degree. Or if you have an infection of the tooth’s pulp, or if there is a risk of infection.