When you have a diseased or damaged tooth or too much crowding, you may need a tooth extraction to remove the tooth. Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common types of tooth extractions. When you undergo this procedure, we numb the area around the tooth and then remove it. There may be a small amount of bleeding because your body will form a blood clot to replace the tooth root. It’s essential to make sure you properly care for your mouth after a tooth is extracted. Our Naperville, IL, dental professionals provide you with care instructions at the time of the extraction. Your mouth needs time to heal, so it’s critical to avoid certain actions, such as drinking from a straw, eating certain foods and smoking.