Patients are often referred to Precision Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for tooth extraction. Teeth can be extracted because they are severely decayed, have advanced periodontal disease, or are fractured in a way that cannot be repaired. Teeth can also be removed because they are impacted or malpositioned and require orthodontic treatment. Even the removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, shifting of the teeth, and TMJ disorders, which can have a major impact on your dental as well as overall health.
At the time of extraction, Dr. Pierse will provide patients with profound local anesthesia to make the surgical site numb. During the procedure, the patient often experiences a great deal of pressure, as the bone is widened and the tooth is carefully removed. The tooth may also be sectioned in an attempt to conserve the supporting bone and minimize post-operative discomfort.
If the patient does feel pain at any time during the procedure, it is addressed immediately so that the surgery can be completed while the patient is comfortable.
After Tooth Extraction
For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Home Instructions”.
If you would like a consultation, please contact Precision Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery online or by phone at (623) 518-2325.