Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Tagoni 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 of having a missing tooth and or missing teeth, Dr. Tagoni will discuss the options for the replacement of an extracted tooth and or extracted teeth. It is very important to replace teeth not only for aesthetic but also for function. Teeth allow us to chew food and preserves the integrity of our jaw bone. When we loose teeth and never replace them our diet changes to softer foods, other surrounding teeth will shift and our jaw bone will begin to change shape as bone loss occurs. This makes it very difficult in the future to replace the missing tooth and or teeth with a implant, bridge and or denture.

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. This local anesthesia is administered regardless if the procedure is completed while awake or under sedation. If under sedation the local anesthesia is administered after your asleep. You will be able to talk to Dr. Tagoni about your options to have your surgery completed.

During the extraction process you will feel some pressure if awake.

You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain.

There are different manners in which teeth are removed and the surgical technique perfected by a oral and maxillofacial surgeon will be completed in an attempt to minimize any post operative discomfort, preserve healthy bone for a future implant in that area, minimize the risks involved with removing teeth and shorten the surgical time of the procedure.

After Tooth Extraction

For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.