Our Hudsonville dentists do everything in their power to save a tooth. However, sometimes tooth extraction is necessary to protect oral health. The sooner you see our emergency dentists for tooth pain, the more likely we’ll be able to avoid dental extraction. Otherwise, we may end up needing to do emergency tooth extraction as a last resort. How we extract your tooth will depend on whether it has erupted through the gum line. For example, you’ll need surgery for impacted wisdom teeth stuck beneath your gums. If the tooth is visible, our dentists will use a special tool called an elevator to loosen your tooth. Next, our dentists will use forceps to remove the tooth from your mouth. When Is Tooth Extraction Necessary? You may need a tooth extraction for: \tSevere tooth decay \tFractured tooth \tImpacted wisdom teeth \tCrowded teeth \tTooth infection Before pulling teeth, our dentists administer a local anesthetic to numb the tooth. That way, you won’t feel any pain during tooth removal. After the procedure, you’ll have residual numbness that will fade away after a few hours. Schedule an Appointment Our Hudsonville, MI, emergency dentists will do everything in their power to protect your smile before resorting to tooth extraction. Call Hudsonville Dental at (616) 209-4024, or contact us online to schedule an appointment.