You and Dr. Zwickey or Dr. Allen may determine that you 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, Drs. Zwickey or Allen will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
The Tooth Extraction Process
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.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
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.
After Tooth Extraction
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Patient Review from Deborah S
Dr. Jacobs and all of the staff were very kind and knowledgeable. Eased my anxiety by spending time with me and answering my questions.
- Deborah S
Patient Review from Selena M
I have terrible dental anxiety, and had put getting a tooth taken care of for over a year. That tooth ended up needing to be extracted. Dr. Allen removed it along with my wisdom teeth. His office made me so comfortable the day of. The nurses and his assistants were awesome. I was so scared to be put under, but they made it the easiest experience ever! I highly recommend them!
- Selena M
was surprised and very pleased with the ease of getting a appointment (with referral from my dentist) for a emergency extraction. Had no pain during procedure. will be back if needed