Whenever a tooth is severly damaged and can not be saved it will need to be extracted. Its very important to follow up the instructions given to you by your dentist after the procedure. Sometimes extractions may be recommended due to orthodontic reasons or to allow the erruption of other teeth.
The procedure can be done with local anesthetic without any problem.
If the anatomy of the tooth is not normal or the patient is medically compromised, your dentist may have to refer you to a Oral Surgeon.
All the information on this website is design and meant for the education of the patient. Your Doctor will always have to do an exam to evaluate and diagnose your problems and needs. It is not for self diagnostic.