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
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
- Nubaid M
Everyone was very professional
- John F
Dr. Haskins and his support staff are very thorough, caring, and experienced, everything a patient needs. I can’t say enough about this office, especially the front desk. They go the extra mile to make your visit pleasant, and flow smoothly with a smile.
- Rosaline S
It’s a great office! They’re all very knowledgeable and caring. It’s the place to go if you need an oral surgeon. No wait time in the waiting area and very prompt once you’re in the room. It’s worth the t Drive if it’s not within your area.
- Emiona K
Great team made me feel at ease
- Steven Y
Staff was great. Service was prompt and efficient, and painless. Very little pain after the surgery. Follow up was a breeze. Nice place to do business with if you need oral surgery.
- Ellen k
- Gary L
Very good experience
- Laura S
Dr. Kissoondial saved my life!! Literally!! I had Ludwigs angina and he sent me to the ER where i was diagnosed after 36of inpatient care. 5 days there Oral surgery and 6 months of Antibiotics. Picc line for 40 days!! I Love this Doctor!! And his staff of amazing ladies
- Patricia U
No one wants a tooth extraction especially if you are phobic like me. The staff was so kind that one held my hand during the procedure. Sam the dental assistant was exceptionally kind. Will return for implants.
- Fran C
THIS IS A 1ST CLASS ORAL SURGURY TEAM , STATE OF THE ART 3D IMAGE OF THE TOOTH AND DRAWINGS SHOWING THE WORK NEEDED TO FIX THE PROMBLEM AND COURSE OF ACTION FOR HEALING TIME WITH DOCTOR ROYAL AND STAFF FROM TOP TO BOTTOM THANK -YOU REBECCA , LAURA , EVELYN YOU WERE GREAT AND VERY PROFESSIONAL , SORRY I CAN'T RECALL AND REMEMBER ALL OF YOU LADIES NAMES , BUT YOU WERE ALL VERY KIND AND CARING TO MRS BEAVER , MRS BEAVER IS A HAND FULL , BUT YOUR STAFF DR. ROYAL , GAVE HER EXCELLENCE CARE AND SHE DID NOT HAVE A APPT EITHER THIS WAS A REFERAL FROM HER OTHER DOCTOR ROBERT GRYEBET D.D.S. , YOUR OFFICE WAS ABLE TO SEE MRS BEAVER ON A EMER VISIT , ON THE SAME DAY WITHIN 1 1/2 HOURS ON 2-27-19 AT 3.30 IN THE AFTERNOON , VERY HAPPY WITH THE CARE GIVEN AND THE END RESULTS AND FOLLOW UP AND ADVISE , I WILL HIGHLY RECOMMEND IF YOUR FAMILY , LOVE ONE.S , FRIENDS IF THEY HAVE A ISSUE AND NEED ORAL SURGURY THIS PRACTICE IS TOP NOTCH THANK-YOU YOU SO MUCH CHARLES RILEY / FRIEND / CARETAKER FOR CAMARIE BEAVER - PATIENT . GOD BLESS YOU ALL !
- CAMARIE BEAVER B
- Mickey F
I was a nervous wreck when I got to the office but their kind words, pleasant smiles and answering all questions relaxed me. The procedure itself was quick with minimal pain or bleeding. For my follow up visit I had no problems to report. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Juanita R
Very pleased with your service . Thank you.
- Sherry T
Dr and staff were very professional and caring.
- Ed G
Never had a tooth pulled but the dentist and all of his assistants were great which made the procedure easier to deal with
- Phyllis M
- Sharitha U
Dr Kissoondial and the staff were professional and informative and showed genuine care for my comfort during the entire procedure. I was treated like a patient and not just a mouth that needed fixing.
- Phil M
Excellent staff with all the experience and professionalism possible.
- Kevin W
Dr Moores and his staff were professional and comforting.
- Kathleen C
Oakland has been our family Oral Surgeon for many procedures over 10+ years. This summer our 19 year old son had 4 wisdom teeth extracted & our 12 year old had 2 teeth extracted - excellent before, during & after care for both! Dr. A is a gem!
- Patti B
This was our second time there for an a tooth extraction and if need be, wed go back in a heartbeat again. Both of our kids had relaxing, stress free experiences.
- Matt C
We have visited the south lyon office twice for Pediatric tooth extractions (age 2 & 4 years). The team has always been a blessing to us, and my daughter adores them. She feels like such a princess when she is there. They go over the plan of care and have the ability to have numerous anesthetics options. We will never go anywhere else.
- Meredith H
- William H
Dr. Royal and surgical staff are fantastic. Sam was patient and informative every step of the way. NO STRESS and very minimal discomfort.
- Clifford F
I had an infected tooth extracted. I was nervous and in pain and the staff and Dr. made me feel safe and calmed me down. I was an emergency patient and they took me right away. Professional, kind and friendly. I would refer family and friends to this office. Evelyn the assistant was extremely helpful.
- Patricia C
Very professional and very kind.
- Christian J
Have had many extractions over the last few years. This was the quickest and best. No pain or swelling and healed within 2 weeks.
- Dave G
Everyone I had contact with, from the young ladies who manned the counter, to the two young ladies who were the surgical assistants, were most proficient in their duties and possessed a positive demeanor before, during and after my appointments.
- EDMUND K
- Lisa S
I took my son to the South Lyon office to have his wisdom teeth pulled. Everyone there was very nice and helpful.
- Joyce V
I will definitely refer my friends and family to Dr Rob
- Gino P
Everyone was so caring and gentle when performing an emergency tooth extraction. My husband was very anxious and they were experts in helping to calm him. Thank you so much for all of your help. Marie
- William S
- Mark S
Dr. Azzopardi removed a cracked molar. Although I was nervous about the extraction, his kind and very caring demeanor made the entire process an absolute breeze! He works quickly with such ease and explains what he is doing, making the process much less scary. This extraction was a snap! Can’t recommend him enough.
- Carolyn M
Dr Chames & Casey, his lead assistant made me feel so much less anxious about the extraction. Dr Chames worked with such precision that almost before I knew it, the procedure was over. Caring & empathetic.
- Nancy L
Doctor assistant Ana made me feel comfortable and at ease before surgery. Surgeon Azzopardi did also.
- Denise E
Dr. Azzopardi is the BEST!
- Tammy P