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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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.

- LESLIE C

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Thank you for everything.

- Jamira R

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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!

- Donna N

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

- Shawna l

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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!

- Tom D

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Was pleasantly surprised to find a DR. Who was very kind and gentle. The staff in your office are wonderful.I would go back to your office anytime.

- Janine Wilkins

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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.

- Karen Arizini

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Landline # not mobile...everything was fabulous...DEFINITELY recommend (already have)

- Lisa K

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

- Raymond C

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Absolutely wonderful service

- Danita G

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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!

- Amanda C

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All office staff was friendly and caring. Dr. Prousi made me feel comfortable. Fit me in the next day. Procedure went smoothly.

- Heidi B

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Great experience...they were so good with my 12 year old who needed 3 teeth extracted.

- Melynie H

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Great doctor and wonderful staff. Highly recommend

- Megan E

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I am so amazed with the outcome of my tooth extraction.I did not feel a thing nor did I have any pain afterwards.I am highly recommending this facility.I've already raved about them at my job.You guys are the bomb,keep up the good work guys.

- sandra h

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I was impressed by the level of care. I also enjoyed the atmosphere.

- Anonymous

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Attentive, sincere staff & doctor.

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My dentist referred me, got in the very next day , staff was very nice , Dr. was very nice also. Very clean office and comfortable

- Robert T

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Wonderful experience except for waiting time, but staff was professional and made waiting time limited with updates and cordial behavior. Dr has surely taken the time to surround himself with excellent staff.

- Ann A

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I would not mind at all going back and would highly recommend this Office

- Linda M

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