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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Oakland Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

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Second time visiting this location for tooth extractions. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Would definitely come back to this office if I need any future work done.

- James H

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I was the biggest baby there was when it came to going to the dentist of any kind. But I have to tell you seeing Dr. Chames has been life-changing for me. Not only are his office staff and dental assistances professional, experienced and friendly, Dr. Chames Has to be the best oral surgeon I have ever seen. He is kind, caring and always tells you what he’s doing. I had to have eight of my top teeth pulled at the same time. I was sedated , but afterwords I was totally amazed that I hardly had any pain or swelling at all. I took Tylenol for the first 24 hours but I probably didnt even need that. I cannot tell you how going to the dentist( oral surgeon) has changed my way of thinking. I wish I had gone to them when I was younger but my fear kept me away and now I am paying the price. Don’t let that happen to you. . I would recommend them to anyone especially scaredy cats who have a fear of dentistry. I cannot thank them enough!

- Kathy K

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I'm a big chicken when it comes to dental procedures. That being said, when I broke a tooth that couldn't be repaired my dentist sent me to the Sterling Heights office of Oakland Oral Surgery . From the moment I walked in and through out the procedure by Dr. Kriss , I was kept comfortable and more importantly, pain free. The procedure was a little more complicated than expected and I had a few stiches placed in my gum. I left the office and returned home expecting to feel uncomfortable when the anesthetic wore off, but much. to my surprise there was no sensation or discomfort. I can't recommend them more highly, would give them six stars if possible.

- Thomas K

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Dr. Coke - Initial consultation was explained and easily understood. My procedure was unusual and, in my opinion, extensive and went better than I anticipated (molar tooth, wisdom tooth and a growth removed). The follow up care has been exceptional. It's comforting to have a doctor care about his patience and their wellbeing. Without a doubt 5 Stars and a big thumbs up, not to mention, the entire staff and facility is top shelf. Very classy environment.

- Duke D

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it was a pleasent visit. everything was done without discomfort..

- Phil R

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