Although tooth extraction is a routine intervention, there are times when it becomes necessary to resort to oral surgery. The need to surgically remove a tooth is dependent not only on the tooth itself, but just as well on the reason for its proposed extraction, and how the procedure might affect the surrounding anatomical structures. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and the intervention itself is painless. However the patient may still feel slight discomfort due to sensitivity to pressure. Since this procedure entails surgical incision, when it is completed the tissue will be stitched up. The stitches stay in the mouth for a period of 7 to 10 days before being removed. This being an invasive intervention renders necessary to adhere to your doctor’s instructions about nutrition and maintaining oral hygiene.