Teeth Removal in Cary NC
You and Dr. Mahar 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. Mahar will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
Please read some of our tooth extraction Patient Reviews below.
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”.
Patient Reviews: Tooth Extraction
Please read our patient feedback about their tooth extraction experiences at our practice. We invite you to visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your Tooth Extraction experience with South Wake Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. Call our office if you would like more information: Cary Oral Surgery & Dental Implants Office Phone Number 919-567-3293.
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Patient Testimonial from Richard B
Dr. Mahar explained the procedure very well. Easy to talk to and was in concert with his assistant. They both let me know what to expect as he they went along helping me relax considering the circumstance. I have no fear of going back...
- Richard B
Patient Testimonial from Michelle P
Dr. Mahar is a godsend! I’ve struggled with migraines the last several months, unsure what the cause may be. Little did I know, these migraines were a direct result of an embarrassingly decayed tooth I wasn’t ready to face, due to a horrendous dental history. I opted out of sedation, wanting to be aware of what was happening in the room and didn’t feel pressured to go under. Dr. Mahar and team worked in unison, talking me thru every pontentially scary sound coming from my mouth and explaining the necessity of a bone graft as a solid foundation in preparation for my future implant. The extraction was pain-free, and surprisingly, the injections didn’t phase me as he distracted me with pleasant conversation. I felt safe and well taken care of. Never once did I feel embarrassed or discriminated against because of my dental history. To follow up, I received a call and then a text message to inquire about how I was feeling, encouraging me to call him directly with any questions or concerns. My stitches were artistically placed and allowed me to go right back to work without a fuss and no nasty “post dental work mouth.” Anyone in search of a skilled AND personable oral surgeon, South Wake Oral Surgedy is my only recommendation. Dr. Mahar, thank you, thank you, thank you! Here’s to a great night’s sleep and no more migraines! I am looking so forward to my upcoming implant and am in awe of the instant relief.
- Michelle P