Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Faerber 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. Faerber 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 had to have two teeth extracted and a bone graft. Dr. Faerber was very easy to talk to regarding my situation, and the procedure went smoothly without any problems. All of my interactions with Dr. Faerber and his staff were reassuring. I knew I was in the hands of extremely competent, caring professionals. Although I hope I don't have to have any more procedures done, I would certainly never hesitate to return to Dr. Faerber's office. Kim, Julie, and Felipe were the main individuals I interacted with besides Dr. Faerber, and I always received courteous attention and was given all the help I needed from the first consultation to my last follow-up appointment. I highly recommend them.

- Susan G

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I had one upper tooth to be removed. I was nervous about having the local instead of being put to sleep. Other than a quick twinge with the shot, I had no discomfort. Dr. Faerber was very good about asking how I was doing. When he stitched the hole up, I couldn't believe the tooth was out! I thought he was just getting my temporary off. I was very pleased with the doctor and his staff. Hoping I will not have to go back soon, I certainly would not hesitate to use his services again.

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