01 December 2017
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There are several reasons that can lead to your tooth being extracted which include: tooth infection, tooth decay, not visiting a dentist on a regular basis, making room for permanent teeth, to prepare for braces, and to remove broken or badly damaged teeth. Once a dentist determines that a tooth needs to be removed/extracted, a plan will be created in order to map out the best way to remove the tooth without affecting any other area in your month.
The procedure is usually painless based on the dentist numbing the area in the month around the extraction. Once the procedure is over, most dentists will prescribe medication (usually over the counter pain medication) for pain that will happen after the numbing medicine wears off. You can expect to have some discomfort after the procedure but none that will last after 2-3 days. Bleeding may occur immediately afterwards and most dentist recommend placing a gauze on the extracted area for at least 30 minutes.