Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Prousi 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, Dr. Prousi 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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I was scared about the whole situation but Dr, Prouisi and his friendly staff made the whole situation more bareable and much easier to deal with.

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Dr. Prousi and staff were amazing. Everyone was very warm, welcoming and super helpful. My tooth extraction could not have gone any smoother, and recovery time was a lot less than what I expected. I would recommend Dr. Prousi and his amazing staff to anyone needing dental surgery.

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From start to finish Dr. Prousi and his staff were friendly and inviting! My daughter was well taken care of, extremely thourough!

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Everyone was kind, professional and timely. My daughter had to get teeth extracted and the staff put her and me at ease. Overall as pleasant an experience as getting teeth pulled could be.

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Thank you for everything.

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There are not enough superlatives to describe the extraordinary staff at this practice! It is evident that the safety and comfort of the patient is paramount. Also, Dr. Prousi takes the time to talk to his patients and to create a sense of ease that is extremely comforting. His state of the art office and equipment are also very impressive. This coupled with his superior knowledge base and caring staff provide the ultimate dental experience. Dr. Prousi explores all options with the patient then they collaboratively decide upon the best treatment. Kudos to the team that took excellent care of me! I even received a phone call from him after my procedure to ensure that all went well. My only regret - that I did not find him sooner!

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He and his staff was very nice to me I didn't feel any pain at all .great job

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Exceptionally competent. Quick and thorough. As painless as I’ve ever had, and I’ve had more experience than a few!

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I have always been terrified of dentists but Dr. Prousi was great and pulled my tooth in 2 minutes or less. A very positive experience.

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Dr. Prousi was very professional. His extraction was painless and fast. I highly recommend him.

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I had a great experience. Dr. Prousi and his staff are caring and informative! Thank you for taking such great care of me!

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