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A tooth extraction, or the pulling of teeth, is usually a fairly simple procedure and can most often be performed quickly and while you are awake. Local anesthetic injections can be utilized to help manage pain.

What is the process of extraction?

At the time of your extraction, Dr. Behnaz Raisdana will thoroughly numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic, making sure she numbs the tooth itself, the surrounding gums, and your jawbone.

During the extraction, you will most likely feel a lot of pressure. In order to loosen the tooth for removal, it will be firmly rocked back and forth. But because of the anesthetic, you should not feel any pain during this process.

However, there can be complications relating to the roots of a tooth, the shape of a tooth or the tooth’s position, all of which should be apparent once your x-rays have been viewed. If a tooth is buried in bone, a more surgical approach may be required. Your gums may need to be cut away and the bone may need to be removed using a surgical drill. In situations like this, your anesthetic options might vary, depending on the severity, and stitches would be used to replace the gum to the normal position.

After the extraction is complete, Dr. Raisdana will be able to provide you with the information and instructions you need in order to make sure that your mouth will heal properly.