A dental extraction (also referred to as tooth extraction, exodontia, exodontics) is the removal of teeth from the dental alveolus (socket) in the alveolar bone.
If your tooth has deteriorated beyond repair or if you have an impacted wisdom tooth that is causing you pain or damage to the adjacent tooth, you may require oral surgery to have them removed. Depending on your particular case and the severity of your problem, you will be given a local anaesthetic and could be referred for sedation if you are anxious.
You should make an appointment to see your dentist if you're experiencing severe pain, discomfort or swelling from any of your teeth. Your dentist will check your teeth and typically take an X-ray enabling them to advise you on whether you may need an extraction. This is not always necessary and your options will be discussed with you.
As with any teeth problems, it's important to make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible, rather than waiting for your routine check-up.
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