Tooth Removal Procedures
A tooth that can be seen in the mouth is extracted. First, the tooth is loosened with an instrument called an elevator. The dentist then uses forceps to remove the tooth. Tooth extraction begins with a shot of anesthetic for the tooth, gum and bone tissue surrounding it.
How painful is a tooth extraction?
It is normal to feel some pain after the anesthesia wears off. For 24 hours after having a tooth pulled, you should also expect some swelling and residual bleeding. However, if either bleeding or pain is still severe more than four hours after your tooth is pulled, you should call your dentist
Do they put you to sleep for a tooth extraction?
If you're getting teeth pulled, it is possible that your care provider will give you a general anesthetic, which will put you to sleep for the procedure. If you're conscious, you may feel some slight pressure during tooth extractions, but there should be no pain.