Tooth removal (or tooth extraction) involves having one or more teeth completely removed from your mouth. Your dentist will usually remove your tooth, but sometimes a surgeon will carry out the procedure in hospital.

There are several reasons why your tooth or teeth may need to be removed. The most common reasons include:

  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease (periodontal disease)
  • A broken tooth that can’t be repaired
  • An abscess (a collection of pus) on your gums or around your teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Impacted wisdom teeth