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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Patient Review from Michael V

I know I keep saying "Fantastic" but my experience was just that. The surgeons assistant was very supportive and professional. Equipment is "state of the art". Dr. Prousi knows what he's doing and understood how nervous I was and difficult this extraction was is for me. In fact, getting me to go to the dentist at all is like pulling teeth. He's an excellent communicator.

- Michael V

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Patient Review from Loren S

Great doctor very patient with my son. He is our new oral surgeon if ever needed again

- Loren S

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Patient Review from Erika R

Dr. Prousi did an amazing job he's very passionate about what he does .... his staff very patient and kind

- Erika R

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Patient Review from Michael H

Great care and caring and well trained doctor

- Michael H

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Patient Review from Nichole H

From the moment I stepped into the office I felt very welcome, which helped ease the stress of my procedure. Thank you very much to Dr. Prousi and his wonderful staff

- Nichole H

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Patient Review from Barbara C

I am very impressed with the staff and Dr. They treated me with respect and took the time to review everything and let me know what to expect. I will recommend this facility!

- Barbara C

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Patient Review from Katelyn E

Excellent care. Very professional and friendly office.

- Katelyn E

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Patient Review from Eva D

After an experience with another less than patient oral surgeon Dr Prousi took the time and attention to my 10 year old who needed teeth pulled before her braces were installed. He was patient and understanding of her trepidation and worked with her to accomplish the goal easily and quickly.

- Eva D

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