Tooth extraction (1701)

Key points below

What is a tooth extraction?

Sometimes a tooth must be pulled.

How are teeth extracted?

What are the risks of tooth extraction?

Common risks

Less common risks

Drug reactions or allergies.

Are there other options?

Other information

Oral Surgeons are specialists at removing teeth.

Other teaching sheets that may be helpful:


Call your child’s dentist or clinic if you have any concerns or if your child:

  • Has swelling that is getting worse or not going away.
  • Has pain that does not go away with over the counter pain medicine or by medicine prescribed by your doctor.
  • Has special health care needs not covered by this information.