Removal of teeth beyond repair

Tooth extraction

An extraction means to have a tooth removed, usually when it has become unrestorable through tooth decay, periodontal disease or dental trauma.

If you need an extraction, your dentist will first numb the area to lessen any discomfort. After the extraction, in most cases a small amount of bleeding is normal. Your mouth will slowly fill in the bone where the tooth root was through the formation of a blood clot.

To avoid anything that might prevent normal healing:
  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t rinse your mouth vigorously.
  • Avoid drinking through a straw for 24 hours.
  • Follow the diet your dentist recommends.

Tooth Extraction at Hutt Dental Hub - Dentist in Lower Hutt