• smile@munjalcareredental.ca
  • (519) 886-0330


The removal of a tooth by a dentist or surgeon is called a tooth extraction.

The easiest extraction requires only a local anesthetic and is accomplished by pulling out the tooth with a controlled force using proper instruments.

Sometimes, it is more difficult to extract a tooth, such as when it is not fully erupted. In those cases (not as common), full anesthesia, true surgery, and probably the services of an oral surgeon may be required.

Sometimes, teeth need to be removed.

For example:

- Teeth that are blocking others from coming in.
- Extra teeth.
- Teeth to be removed for orthodontic treatment.
- Impacted wisdom teeth (teeth that are not able to erupt fully).
- Teeth that are too decayed to be saved by root canal therapy.
- Fractured teeth


Your dentist or surgeon will give you tooth extraction after-care instructions that explain how to ensure uneventful healing of the wound. To save yourself the pain and swelling that can result from an infected or inflamed wound, follow the instructions exactly as written.

Feel free to call any time you are not sure you fully understand; also call if anything happens that you didn’t expect or that seems alarming.

Here at MunjalCarere dental, we always give our patients our emergency contact number to reach us at any time.