Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Nelson, Dr. Rollert or Dr. Wells 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, Drs. Nelson, Rollert or Wells 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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I cannot recommend Dr Rollert and his entire staff highly enough!! They are professional, kind, and caring. I had a procedure this week that was really hard but I would not have trusted any other surgeon to perform it. The two gals that worked with Dr Rollert were wonderful, I’m not sure I could have made it through the procedure without their support, especially the gal who let me squeeze her hand when things got hard. I have every confidence in Dr Rollert and am grateful for his great care!!

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Would highly recommend. Professional staff. Can't say enough good things. This is my second visit and Dr Nelson was awesome once again. Extraction procedure was done as gently as possible. Experienced minimal discomfort. Thank you so much.

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I needed to have a molar extracted, before the extraction I was told the procedure would take half an hour and it did. I took tylenol for a day or so and today it's been a week since surgery and my sutures have dissolved and no pain at all! The staff was friendly and considerate, Dr Wells thoroughly explained everything. Dr. Wells and his staff made the experience as pleasant as it could be.

- Loraine V

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My son who has oral sensitivity issues that can make even flouride sealing a challenge had to have baby teeth removed. Dr. Rollert is professional and quick with extractions but most importantly made my son feel at ease and more comfortable with the process. Would highly recommend him!

- Robin P

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Dr Wells and his staff were great. They were highly professional, personable, and very caring. I literally had no pain after the surgery. Thanks for everything!

- Dona R

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The entire staff was very professional and genuinely concerned for my comfort and care. Dr. Rollert did an excellent, expedient and painless extraction.

- Robet S

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I would highly recommend Dr. Nelson to anyone needing oral surgery. His surgical skill and caring manner were exceptional. He explained care options not mentioned by another oral surgeon I consulted. Pricing was more than fair. My recovery was quick and painless.

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