You may need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.

The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.

To avoid these complications, in most cases, Dr. Royal, Dr. Azzopardi, Dr. Moores, Dr. Chames, Dr. Kissoondial or Dr. Haskins will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

The Extraction Process under a Local Anesthetic

At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.

During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.

Sectioning a Tooth

Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.

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Oakland Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

5 out of 5 stars based on 53 Tooth Extractions reviews.

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Everyone was eager to listen and answer any questions I had. Very professional and yet approachable.

- Laurie S

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My family was so impressed with Dr. Azzopardi! I can honestly say he was the kindest and most caring dentist I’ve ever dealt with. He took time to sit down and fully explain to my 11 year old son and I the procedure he was going to do, and put both my son and me at ease about it. He did a quality job extracting his teeth and my son recovered very easily as a result. He also called us the evening of his oral surgery to check on how he was doing. I would highly recommend Dr. Azzopardi to anyone needing oral surgery work. His bedside manner is stellar! His staff at both Novi and South Lyon offices were so friendly and kind as well! Thank you!

- Luke P

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I was a little bit nervous about this procedure but Dr. Chames and his staff helped me put my mind to rest. Every person I came in contact with at the Livonia office was kind, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend them!

- Mary L

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A great experience at Oakland Oral Surgery office. Both Dr. Azzopardi and staff were very caring and compassionate. Would recommend to others.

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