The most common reasons for dental extractions (pulling a tooth) is because of extreme impairment from decay or breakage, or in some cases, a loose tooth that is beyond repair will need to be extracted.
Simple extractions are done using an anesthetic such as Novocaine, which is administered by injection into the mouth. The tooth is then loosened by the dentist, and extracted with forceps. Tooth extraction is a common procedure for Centennial cosmetic dentistry and for many other dentists around the country.
There may be some mild distress after a simple extraction. Any pain can be alleviated with over the counter drugs like ibuprofen, or Advil. Your dentist will recommend the dosage, starting before the local anesthesia has worn off, and continuing for the next few days.