Common reasons for extractions are due to tooth decay, gum disease, crowding or trauma.
Local anaesthesia is most commonly used to numb the tooth.
The dentist will use forceps to dislodge the tooth and remove it from the socket.
Patients will have to apply a gauze pack to speed up the clotting of the blood and some oral pain killers will be prescribed.
Seek Help If:
The bleeding does not stop within 2 hours.
If there is an increase in pain one or two days later. This could indicate a “Dry Socket” which can be very painful.