You and the Oral Surgeon 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 temporomandibular joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, the Doctor will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
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.
Why Have an Oral Surgeon Remove Your Teeth?
Smooth procedure with minimal discomfort. SEDATION AVAILABLE!
Very low complication rate. Oral surgeons know how to AVOID potential complications and manage complications that a general dentist or a periodontist is not properly trained to handle.
An oral surgeon removes teeth every day at work. Who would you rather have removed your tooth/teeth?
Oral surgeons like Dr. Vazir commit an additional 5 years (YES 5 years) of training after graduating from dental school to remove teeth and to master sedation.