Gum disease can loosen or severely damage a tooth. A tooth that is severely damaged may need to be removed. Before removing your tooth, your dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb the area where the tooth will be removed. A stronger, general anesthetic may be used, especially if several or all of your teeth need to be removed.
Why It Is Done ?
Removing a tooth is necessary when decay or an abscessed tooth is so severe that no other treatment will cure the infection.
How Well It Works ?
Removing the tooth can help keep infection from spreading to other areas of your mouth.