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.
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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 Extractions
Please view testimonials from our patients, below. To share your experiences at Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah, please use our online Patient Questionnaire. Call us in Salt Lake City for more information or to make an appointment: Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah SLC Office Phone Number 801-262-7447.
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Patient Testimonial by Birgitte P
I was very impressed with dr GLADWELL and his assistant.
- Birgitte P
Patient Testimonial by Jude H
This was the best dental care I have ever received! My doctor and the staff are so kind and amazing at their jobs!
- Jude H
Patient Testimonial by ROBERT P
Excellent reception and care.
- ROBERT P
Patient Testimonial by LuAnne V
Quick and easy extraction. Experienced very little pain. Would highly recommend.
- LuAnne V
Patient Testimonial by Lynn W
Really impressed with the kindness and quality of care we received, from our initial consultation through to the follow-up phone call the night of surgery to see how I was feeling.
- Lynn W
Patient Testimonial by Cynthia G
Professional, compassionate, answered questions, patient and skillful in surgical procedure so as little trauma as possible is experienced, excellent coordination among all staff members, office specialist coordinated with insurance and presented an estimate of financial responsibility at consult a week prior to procedure.
- Cynthia G
Patient Testimonial by Karen B
Although I don't wish to be a frequent customer, if I have further problems, this is definitely the place I will call.
- Karen B
Patient Testimonial by Malayna S
I will be sending patients to this office because it has the highest standard of care. As a retired dental hygienist I know what could and should be done. I am appreciative that there was such a skilled team to take care of me.
- Malayna S
Patient Testimonial by Emily V
I thought the entire experience during these uncertain times was reassuring.
- Emily V
Patient Testimonial by Nelda M
No one enjoys a tooth extraction. Dr. Gladwell and his friendly staff put me at ease and made my procedure pain-free. I highly recommend them.
- Nelda M
Patient Testimonial by Maysie P
My son had a large baby tooth extracted and it went very well, the staff and doctor there made it a pleasant experience for him which was extremely impressive and appreciated.
- Maysie P
Patient Testimonial by Morgan G
Everyone was super friendly and made me feel comfortable with my procedure. The procedure itself was pain free and my recovery was as well. The Dr. Gladwell made me feel like a individual and not just another case he was seeing. Can't say enough great things about my experience.
- Morgan G
Patient Testimonial by JENNI F
Dr. Gladwell is very friendly and professional. I trust his knowledgeable advice. This was our second surgery with tooth extraction on one kid. Another kiddo had wisdom teeth pulled and we will be back again.
- JENNI F
Patient Testimonial by Eric S
I couldn't be more happy with my experience at OFR Surgeons and I'd definitely come back for any additional procedures I may need.
- Eric S
Patient Testimonial by Jordan R
Comfortable waiting room. Professional staff. Excellent doctor
- Jordan R
Patient Testimonial by John G
Very good Experiance
- John G
Patient Testimonial by Norman C
I was very impressed by Dr Adams personal call to check on me the day after the extraction. Also, received a follow up letter within a couple of days to thank me and to make sure that I was healing well. I will definitely be back.
- Norman C
Patient Testimonial by Kathleen A
I am so grateful for the training, skills and professionalism available at this office. I felt that Dr Gladwell and his staff were genuinely concerned about my well being.
- Kathleen A
Patient Testimonial by Karen C
They are friendly, efficient, professional and make you feel comfortable and safe with the procedure. Dr Gladwell called to check and follow up after.
- Karen C
Patient Testimonial by Roger K P
I am completly satisfied with my experience with the clinic and Doctor Gladwell.
- Roger K P