Salt Lake City Tooth RemovalYou and Dr. Adams or Dr. Gladwell 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. Adams or Gladwell 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
Patient Reviews: Tooth Extractions
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Patient Testimonial by Jeni P
After my first visit to see Dr. Gladwell for a tooth extraction and subsequent implant, I will never go anywhere else if I need oral surgery. From start to finish my procedures have never been unpleasant nor painful. Dr. Gladwell and his staff are very personable and friendly. If you need an oral surgeon, Dr. Gladwell is the best.
- Jeni P
Patient Testimonial by bob f
Thanks to Dr. Gladwell for working me in, I was able to proceed with my hip replacement as scheduled 5 days later. The extraction was painless and easy for me and the recovery has been very good. I was treated with respect and kindness and would recommend Dr. Gladwell and his staff to anyone needing his services.
- bob f