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.
Patient Reviews for Tooth Extractions
Oakland Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Very professional and caring
- John M
Everyone was kind and professional, my comfort during the procedure was their priority. Their follow up was immediate and I'm grateful for the care and concern everyone showed.
- Pamela S
Great doctors and team.
- Sowjanya K
Beyond expectations - Dr. Haskins and Evelyn are so in sync with each other -- very skilled. Experienced no discomfort and the procedure was finished quickly without feeling any sense of it being rushed. Everyone there is so knowledgeable - way to make the patient feel comfortable and confident with your team. Thank you Dr. Haskins, Evelyn and team.
- Patricia F
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