Dental extraction

Also known as: Tooth extraction, tooth removal, oral surgery, pulled tooth

A tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. A surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the mouth (oral and maxillofacial surgeon) or your dentist can remove a tooth.

A tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. A surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the mouth (local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A stronger, general anesthetic may be used, especially if several or all of your teeth need to be removed. General anesthetic prevents pain in the whole body and will make you sleep through the procedure.

A tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. A surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the mouth (bridge. A bridge is a replacement for one or more (but not all) of the teeth and may be permanent or removable.