This procedure involves removal of teeth from the mouth; it is done for 2 main reasons:
A local anaesthetic is applied to the area. A radiograph may be necessary to assess the tooth and root formation. The tooth is then removed using the appropriate instrument.
Once the tooth has been removed pads are applied over the socket to staunch any bleeding, then once it is observed that a clot has formed the patient is discharged carrying a set of post-operative instructions so that they know how to look after the socket.