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
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Dr Prousi and his staff are amazing! I have nothing but wonderful things to say, from the ease of setting up an appointment to Dr Prousi’s personal phone call to check on my daughter after her surgery. They truly are too notch.
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Overall very pleased with the surgery.Doctor and staff were great.
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Dr.Prousi and the staff were all so helpful and curtious. I had an emergency procedure on a Friday and he called me over the weekend to check on me.
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My kids were made to feel so comfortable before and during their procedures it was amazing. They think Dr. Prousi is totally cool!
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Everyone in the office is very sweet and so helpful with understanding what is going on.
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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!
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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.
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Professional,friendly concerned about the well being of their patients.
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chairs for those waiting could be a little more comfortable, the overall experience was what I expected
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exceptional oral care!
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