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. Azzopardi, Dr. Moores, Dr. Chames, Dr. Kissoondial, Dr. Haskins or Dr. Coke 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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From the moment I walked in the door, I found the staff friendly and professional. Laura, the dental tech, was so sweet and reassuring. She helped ease my fears. I can't say enough good about Dr. Haskins, Laura and Trish. They made a terrifying experience for me a pleasant one. This dental practice is the best I have ever been to!

- Carol C

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Dr. Chames and his assistants were extremely professional, kind, and gentle. I had a lot of questions regarding medications I take that could cause jaw bone issues and Dr. Chames answered each question with certainty and knowledge. The procedure itself was much easier than I expected due to the doctor constantly reassuring me that all was well as we went along. Thank you all for making a dreaded experience no big deal!

- Karen G

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Molar extraction was quick and efficient. Dr Charms related each step to me. So well done! No pain, no infection no stress!

- Virginia H

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Very caring, professional staff. Everyone works with the patient to make your dental experience as pain free and pleasant as possible.

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The office staff was very pleasant and professional and the physician was great to work with. He explained everything in detail and made sure I was comfortable with the process.

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