You and Dr. Prousi or Dr. McKinlay 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, Drs. Prousi or McKinlay 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
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Patient Review from Christine
Dr. Prousi you are so kind and professional, and your staff is superb!! Thank you so much!!
Patient Review from Cathy H
Never had such an amazing experience with any dental office. Dr Prousi and the whole staff made me feel like family. I absolutely love them!
- Cathy H
Patient Review from Sandi h.
I am 58yrs old, very afraid anytime I have to go for dental treatment, first time having tooth extraction and I am happy it was done by Dr. Prousi and staff. I was so afraid that waited three years since my dentist told me I have to pull that tooth. I am thankful that I went to Dr. Prousi. Excellent experience, compassion and care. They even dry my tears. They explained what they were doing before and during procedure. After care was very nice as well, they called me at home after the procedure to make sure I was fine. Very gentle doctor, did not notice when tooth was out, when he told me tooth is out I was surprised. Thanks Dr. Prousi and staff for taking my dental fears away.
- Sandi h.
Patient Review from Chris H
Dr. Prousi and his staff are truly top notch. My 7 year had to have a tooth extracted which required him to be put under anesthesia. This was not the initial case. The care Dr. Prousi showed in preventing my son from experiencing any possible mental and physical trauma from all future dentist visits proved to me his professional opinion was in the best interest of my son. After the work was completed he was able to preserve all of his other teeth and did an exceptional job. I am thankful for him and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an oral surgeon.
- Chris H
Patient Review from Kathy A
Love this office they were awesome
- Kathy A
Patient Review from Lisa J
It was a wonderful experience as far as tooth extractions go
- Lisa J
Patient Review from David C
Best staff, very pleasant to work with. Dr. Prousi shows a lot of concern for me.
- David C
Patient Review from Erin B
Fantastic staff, fantastic physician. Made everything stress free, and comforting. I’d highly recommend!
- Erin B
Patient Review from PATRICIA p
my emergency first visit was an infected tooth/gum which you quickly took care of, then 2 days later took out 2 "stubs".. my face looks like I was beaten in a boxing match, but after two days the pain was gone. Only surprise was initially being told price of 800+ and ending up signing for 1000+...for extractions...But, if needed, I will be back !!! Thank you.....
- PATRICIA p
Wonderful staff and atmosphere! Nothing but raves! not 1 complaint from us. If need additional work, will be back. Thank you Dr. Prousi & Staff!!!
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Patient Review from Roseanne W
Wonderful staff and excellent care. Highly recommend this practice.
- Roseanne W
Patient Review from Michael D
I have been very happy with all the procedures that I have had done. I'm extremely happy that I found a place that is so close and a place I can trust. Too many doctors out there see you as next up, Dr Prousi never pushes you and gives you options and always answers all your questions.
- Michael D
Patient Review from Jan R
Excellent all the way round!
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Patient Review from Keith H
Dr. Prousi and staff was excellent.
- Keith H
Patient Review from Ainsworth A
The entire experience was very pleasant. The staff was courteous, friendly and professional. Dr Proud I was very kind , gently, talk to you about what he was doing making the the whole procedure relaxing as relaxing could be. Thank you Dr Prousi and thanks to your great start.
- Ainsworth A
Patient Review from John G
I was very satisfied with the entire staff and DR. Prousi Everyone was very professional and helpful and caring.
- John G
Patient Review from Angela G
Dr. Prousi and his staff are very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend Dr. Prousi to friends and family.
- Angela G
Patient Review from Maria S
The nurse was wonderful with my mother. She was patient and stayed with her before and during the procedure. Staff was compassionate and professional.
- Maria S
Patient Review from Douglas S
Satisfied to the point that I did recommend another person.
- Douglas S