Removal of teeth/minor oral surgery under local anaesthetic

Before extracting a tooth, which can be needed as a result of untreatable decay, the surgeon will need to anaesthetise, or ‘numb up’ the tooth that will be extracted and the jaw bone and gums that surround it. This will be by an injection into the gums around the surgery site. There are currently no other techniques that can reliably anaesthetise the teeth.

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Removal of teeth/minor oral surgery under local anaesthetic

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