Why do I need a Dental Extraction?

Dental extractions may be necessary for several reasons. Either extensive cavities into the nerve or below the bone level may necessitate a tooth’s removal if a root canal is not an option. Other reasons for extraction may be trauma to the tooth or severe dental crowding. Dental crowding is when teeth are too big to comfortably fit in the jaw.

Common Questions

Normally, most of the bleeding will occur immediately after extraction. The extraction site may ooze a little bit on and off for 12 to 24 hours after extraction – this is normal. 

You will be given a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. If your tooth is impacted, we will cut away gum and bone tissue that cover the tooth and then gently rock the tooth back and forth until it loosens from the jaw. 

Once the tooth is pulled, a blood clot will form in the socket and you will be given a gauze pad to bite into to stop the bleeding. 

You will be given specific instructions on how to proceed after your extraction.


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