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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Dr. Prousi and his entire staff was very efficient from beginning to end of my tooth extraction procedure. They were courteous an knowledgeable. Dr. Prousi showed lots of compassion for my painful plight. His team moved in swiftly and completed the job quickly. I have experienced very little post-extraction pain and a clear set of post-op instructions. Dr. Prousi gave me a few good pieces of advice about my oral and physical health in general. I would say he performed like a complete doctor by going beyond my immediate situation.

- Daniel R

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Dr. Prousi did a very good job on a very hard tooth removal. He also saw me on a emergency basis. He also worked quickly once you are in the chair and makes sure you do not have pain! I recommend him highly.

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Made a difficult time much easier. Great care from everyone!

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A very nice experience at the office! Both visit were friendly and informational. I was comfortable with the explanation of my procedure. Thanks for the care I received at the office!

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My experience throughout has been excellent between the customer service provided by the staff at the desk (check in and out and explanation of benefits). Through the friendliness and knowledgeable explanation from the provider, all the way thru the day of the procedure and follow up phone call. I am truly amazed at the individual attention provided by everyone. You have truly made this experience less anxiety provoking and one of a calming experience.

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Dr. Prousi was extremely professional and very kind. He was all about making the patient comfortable and having a painless procedure. Recommend him highly.

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I am thrilled with the treatment we received. My daughter was well taken care of. I was kept well informed. They called back when I had a question. I loved the fact that Dr. Prousi called us to check on my daughter.

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Had tooth extraction of cracked molar. Overall experience was wonderful. Staff was great and friendly . Dr Prousi is an excellent surgeon . Took time to explain everything as we went . Felt no discomfort surgery and post surgery.

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Dr. Prousi takes his time and makes your visit personable. The day of my procedure he explained what he was doing the entire time and made sure I was comfortable. Thank You!

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From the reception desk to the patient chair I experienced true professionalism, caring and a "Patient First" atmosphere. Dr. Prousi and his staff really showed interest and compassion during a very difficult procedure.

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