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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Considering that I was there for the surgical removal of all my lower teeth, everything went extremely well. No pain and they kept me totally relaxed. I would definitely recommend them to everyone needing dental work

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I was very pleased with the care provided by Dr. Prousi and his staff. All were very patient, professional, and attentive to my my care, ensuring I was comfortable and informed throughout the procedure.

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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.

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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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