Having a tooth removed is a fairly quick process that should not cause you to experience pain. First, you will have an anesthetic injected to numb your ability to feel pain. The dentist will then clean away any gum or bone tissue that is blocking access to the tooth, and get a firm grip with forceps. They will slowly loosen the tooth from its socket by rocking it back and forth without using too much force, and eventually pull it away completely. If a tooth is exceptionally difficult to remove, the dentist may break it up into pieces to make the process easier, but that only happens on rare occasions. Your mouth will be dressed with gauze to help prevent bleeding, and you may receive stitches. If you received local anesthetic and weren’t put fully asleep, you should expect to only feel the pressure of the dentist pulling on the tooth, with no pain or additional sensations.