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Teeth Extractions

A number of reasons can determine the need for a tooth extraction—severe decay, advanced periodontal disease or a tooth broken in a way that cannot be repaired.  Some teeth may need removed because they are poorly positioned in the mouth, such as impacted teeth, or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.  

The removal of a tooth can lead to problems with chewing, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth.  To avoid these complications, our office will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.


At the beginning of the procedure, we will numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with an anesthetic.

During the extraction process you may feel a lot of pressure.  This pressure is from the process of rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.  The nerves which report pain are numbed by the anesthetic but the nerves which transmit pressure are not as affected.  

If you do feel pain at ANY time during the procedure, please let us know right away.


Some teeth may require sectioning which is a very common procedure.  Sometimes a tooth is anchored in a way, or a root is curved, preventing the socket from expanding enough for removal.  The doctor will then simply cut the tooth into sections and remove each section, one at a time.