There are many reasons a tooth may require extraction; if the tooth is decayed, has periodontal disease, is severely chipped or broken, or is in a poor position your dentist may recommend the tooth be removed. During the extraction process, your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area before removing the tooth. You will be given some simple instructions for taking care of extraction location after your appointment.
Non-surgical Root Canal
A root canal is a very common dental procedure used to remove the bacteria and dying or dead tissue from an infected tooth. This non-surgical procedure requires local anesthesia (or nitrous oxide analgesia if requested) to numb the area before your dentist accesses the inside of the tooth to remove the damaged pulp. Typically a temporary filling is used to close the tooth until a permanent crown or other restoration can be prepared.