Local anesthesia is the first step to extracting a single tooth. If you need multiple or all teeth extracted, you’ll need a general anesthetic. These procedures are usually done in an outpatient surgery center or a hospital.
Once your tooth is numb, one of our dentists may need to cut the gum to access the tooth root. They’ll use a special tool called an elevator to loosen the tooth from its socket.
Finally, your dentist will grasp the tooth with a pair of forceps and levers it out of the socket. If necessary, the incision is closed with sutures.