As a precaution, Dr. Prajapati will first take X-rays of your teeth to help plan the procedure. After preparing an extraction method, we will give you a local anesthetic to prevent you from feeling pain during the process. With this type of sedation, you will still be awake, but the area around the tooth will be numb. Patients may feel some pressure.
Next, Dr. Prajapati will use an elevator to lift the tooth and loosen ligaments and gum tissue around the base of the tooth. Finally, we will use a pair of forceps to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it breaks free of the ligaments holding it in the gum tissue. Occasionally, a stubborn tooth will resist the soft tug and refuse to come out.
In these and more complex cases, we may need to break the tooth up into smaller pieces for removal.