There may come a point where it is no longer viable for a tooth to be restored with a filling, crown or other treatment. In this case the dentist will suggest that the best possible option will be to extract the tooth. A tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone.
The dentist will first numb the area using a local anaesthetic so that you will not feel anything and will then use forceps to extract your teeth. They may put a couple of sutures in to hold the gum together and allow it time to heal. These will dissolve in around 7-10 days.