OH !....... maybe that's why my brain is numb ........ that's what beatles keeps saying.<quoted text>
Yeah, depends on the tooth.
If it's near the wisdom teeth, just yanking out a tooth outright can cause potential nerve damage - some of the nerve circuits for eyes, ears, brain are located right behind our teeth and jaw area
Science has gone a long way in the past 5-10 years... that's probably why the surgeon is needed.