When a tooth can’t be fixed, it needs to be removed. Dr. Carter may recommend having a tooth extracted.
This recommendation might be made for the following reasons:
A majority of visible teeth are able to be removed with a simple extraction, where Dr. Carter will loosen the tooth, and then carefully remove it with forceps. Typically, the simple extraction requires no more than a local anesthetic. If the extraction is more severe, a surgical extraction might be necessary. Surgical extractions are typically necessary if:
Both procedures are virtually painless, while you might feel a little bit of pressure, the pain is very minimal.