Patients with broken, cracked, or excessively decayed teeth will benefit from this straightforward procedure. We may also recommend extractions when wisdom teeth emerge as non-functional or misaligned. Tooth extractions can be performed quickly and with minimal discomfort.
While the procedure itself is usually simple, it is common to feel apprehensive. We are dedicated to giving you a thorough exam, including X-rays, and discussing with you your options and our recommendations. Some patients who have extractions replace the lost teeth with dental implants, fixed bridges or full or partial dentures.
What is the Extraction Process?
At the time of the extraction, the dentist numbs the tooth, jawbone and surrounding gums with a local anesthetic. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the dentist 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 greatly affected.
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a 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. Dr. Chip Paluska will simply cut the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.