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”.


Prousi Oral & Facial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 139 Tooth Extractions reviews.

Patient Review from Douglas W

Everyone in the Practice, that I had the chance to meet, were pleasant and very courteous. Oral surgery is not a good experience, but I was very comfortable and assured everything was fine,

- Douglas W

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Patient Review from Kimber A

The BEST oral surgeon and staff I have ever visited. I have major dental anxiety and Dr. Prousi and staff were exceptional in understanding and ensuring I was ok.

- Kimber A

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Patient Review from Jack M

Highly recommended.

- Jack M

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Patient Review from Monica M

Dr Prousi and his assistant were both awesome! Made sure I felt no pain and kept me informed throughout extraction. Dr Prousi even followed up with me that night to see how I was feeling. I would absolutely recommend this office.

- Monica M

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Patient Review from Josh F

I cannot speak more highly of Dr. Prousi or his staff. I am very happy I came here to get my teeth extracted. A+++ service. I’ve already started to recommend him to everyone I know.

- Josh F

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Patient Review from Mary S

Everyone in the office is very sweet and so helpful with understanding what is going on.

- Mary S

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Patient Review from Emma P

We felt at ease from the moment we stepped in the office. Each person we encountered were pleasant, professional and compassionate! Thank you for taking care of Emma!

- Emma P

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Patient Review from Judith D

Very professional and caring. I felt very comfortable during the procedure. The doctor even called me to check how I was doing. I will definitely recommend to a friend.

- Judith D

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Patient Review from Helen A

Professional,friendly concerned about the well being of their patients.

- Helen A

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Patient Review from Kenneth S

chairs for those waiting could be a little more comfortable, the overall experience was what I expected

- Kenneth S

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Patient Review from Robert K

exceptional oral care!

- Robert K

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Patient Review from Thomas J

Efficient, informative, and caring. Thank you.

- Thomas J

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Patient Review from John N

Very pleased with experience and felt very comfortable with and very confident with knowledge approach to my issues

- John N

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Patient Review from Adrien C

I would like to thank the doctor and his staff for making things very easy and comfortable. I came in for wisdom teeth extraction 4 of them to be exact. I was really nervous. But the staff made me comfortable enough to relax. And The office itself is emaculant. the staff as well! Thank you for a great experience. I can’t say enough nice things, the staff and doctor are just amazing. everyone there should be very proud of their hard work it shows, from my first phone call to schedule my appt to my consultation and then my extraction. Everything was easy. And the up to date technology is a plus. Truly the nicest dental office I’ve been to and the best staff. Thank you again.

- Adrien C

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Patient Review from Amanda T

Amazing. Dr. Prousi and staff were wonderful. The procedure was quick and virtually painless!

- Amanda T

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Patient Review from Tatiana F

The staff were all amazing. So warm, courteous, professional. The only negative was the fact my son was given oral versed that tasted so bad he spat it out and so it had no effect. Therefore the tooth extraction was extremely traumatic for him (and me!). The nitrous oxide gas did virtually nothing. Maybe you could get pediatric versed with a better taste (like they do at CHOP) or give me warning next time and put it in juice. Apart from that it was a good experienced

- Tatiana F

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Patient Review from Nicole B

Caring doctor and staff, made sure I was comfortable during the entire procedure.

- Nicole B

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Patient Review from Spencer E

They were great!

- Spencer E

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Patient Review from Marilyn F

Very happy there factories very kind and the staff also I will recommend it to anyone thank you so much

- Marilyn F

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Patient Review from Thomas L

5 stars are not enough for me.I am so grateful for the assistance you provided on moments notice. You and uour staff treated me with the upmost care.and i can't thank you enough.I hope that you are able to accept me as a new patient. Thanks so much.

- Thomas L

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