Although no one wants to go through it themselves, tooth extractions are sometimes necessary. There are some important things that you should know about tooth extractions before you head to the dentist. Being prepared for the experience will make it much more easily endured.
Types of Extractions
There are two main types of extractions. A simple extraction is where the dentist will remove the tooth using local anesthetic. You shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure, but you will feel quite a bit of pressure as the tooth is worked back and forth and loosened in the socket. The other type of extraction is a surgical extraction. This may also be done with local anesthetic, or it may be done with general anesthesia. A surgical extraction is usually handled by an oral surgeon, and it requires cutting out the tooth. [Read more…]