Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Zwickey, Dr. Allen or Dr. Moeller 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, Allen or Moeller 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

For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.

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Our Patient Testimonials


West Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 88 Tooth Extractions reviews

Patient Review from Elizabeth F

I went in to see Dr. Allen for a tooth extraction and I cannot emphasize enough how great of an experience it was (considering the reason I was there). From the moment I walked in the door until the moment I left, I was blown away by the friendliness and level of professionalism the staff showed me. I honestly don't have a single negative thing to say. Dr. Allen is an extremely skilled and competent doctor. He made the procedure smooth, quick, and painless. The level of care I received far exceeded my expectations. I have no hesitations recommending West Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery to anyone and everyone.

- Elizabeth F

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Patient Review from Angelica H

Everyone was friendly and helpful. They were so nice and smiling.

- Angelica H

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Patient Review from Juanita I

I'm grateful that the surgeon, his assistant, and other staff members were cordial! I will definitely refer others to West Georgia!

- Juanita I

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Patient Review from Richard H

The staff was awesome. The head nurse with the needle did an awesome job. The nurse cole was very helpful and very nice and Dr. Allen did an awesome job. The staff did an awesome job they really care about me thank you

- Richard H

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Patient Review from Conchetta O

This appt was for my disabled husband. Dr. Allen was extremely sensitive to his issues and providing care. The medical staff was kind and efficient in caring for him.

- Conchetta O

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Patient Review from Thomas H

This was the most positive dental experience I have every had. The staff worked very effectively the procedure was smooth. We were in the office for a half hour Outstanding team.

- Thomas H

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Patient Review from Marie O

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The Dr along with techs/nurses explained everything thoroughly and made sure I understood. I felt very comfortable and confident about choosing this facility.

- Marie O

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Patient Review from Anthony W

The hygienist. Doctor..and front office personnel WERE AWESOME!!!

- Anthony W

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Patient Review from Al V

I only speak for myself . There’s not enough space here to tell you how nice the Staff and Doctors are ! Thank you Dr Zwicky !! Again Thank you so very much everyone !!!

- Al V

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Patient Review from Norma B

West Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery are the very best .All the Doctors especially Dr.Swickey so amazing. Skyler and crew , awesome. Keep up the good job. The way to go. Very friendly and caring people.

- Norma B

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Patient Review from Starr B

Dr. Zwickey was great

- Starr B

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Patient Review from Brenda L

I had 2 teeth extracted by Dr. Zwickey. He is the best Oral Surgeon I have ever been to. I didn't feel a thing I would never consider anyone else. In fact, I am going back for an Implant consult. The office staff makes you feel comfortable from start to finish. The main thing I loved was how everything was explained to me and his assistant took her time answering my questions regarding aftercare!!!!

- Brenda L

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Patient Review from Monica F

Highly recommend very professional nice and clean office. I didn’t feel a thing. I had to get about 8 or 9 up teeth and one back bottom tooth removed with an immediate upper denture. They got me comfortable and next thing i knew i was waking up ready to go home and it was over. Very pleasant experience!! I would give 10 stars but there’s only 5 lol 😉

- Monica F

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Patient Review from JoAnn H

I would not even consider going anywhere else!

- JoAnn H

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Patient Review from Daryl Y

I can't say that having a tooth extracted was fun, but it was as pleasant of an experience as it possibly could be at West Georgia Oral and Facial Surgery. When I called for the appointment and explained that I was in pain, they found a way to have me seen almost immediately. The check in and the check out process was really a breeze. The staff and Dr. Zwickey were extremely friendly, courteous, and professional. I felt like the evaluation and the procedure were both top notch and best of all I was treated very quickly and the procedure was nearly painless. The facility is super nice, easily accessible, and appeared to me to have all of the most up to date equipment. If I ever need oral surgery again, this is where I will go. I highly recommend this business!

- Daryl Y

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Patient Review from Russell D

Dr Allen and staff did a wonderful job taking care of my father and I am forever grateful to them. I work in health care and they made sure I did not have any questions and didn't assume I knew what to do. They were all caring and will recommend them to others

- Russell D

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Patient Review from D B

Very clean, very professional

- D B

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Patient Review from Robert N

Everyone was very courteous, friendly, and efficient. I had a molar extraction (#4) and prepaid. But after it was finished the procedure was lowered to a different level and the cost reduced by $150. This was very honest of them, and I am very thankful.

- Robert N

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Patient Review from Ronald P L

The staff and the Doctor were very professional with the care and information I needed for after care.

- Ronald P L

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Patient Review from Patsy S

I was very pleased with the procedure and I will use this practice again in the future if needed.

- Patsy S

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