It is discouraging to be faced with the possibility of tooth extraction. Losing a natural tooth is never ideal, but there are times when extractions are the best solution for preserving your oral health. We commonly recommend extraction if the tooth is unrestorable due to severe dental decay, gum disease, or dental trauma, and in cases of impacted wisdom teeth or for orthodontic preparation. These situations generally involve acute or chronic tooth pain, a discomfort that we don’t want you to endure when resolving it is a relatively simple and comfortable process. With expert guidance from our experienced oral surgeon Dr. Matthew Epstein, you will feel fully confident in the decision-making process. Dr. Epstein will help you determine whether extraction is the best solution for you, and will educate you about the advanced tooth replacement options available, such as dental implants. Replacing your tooth with permanent dental implants keeps your mouth healthy and functioning properly while restoring natural-looking aesthetics to your smile. No matter your goals, we want you to feel comfortable with Dr. Epstein and confident knowing that we will provide the best possible care for you.
Signs that you may need an extraction
Acute or chronic tooth pain
Severe dental decay
Malposition or impaction
Impacted wisdom teeth
Tooth Extractions: What to Expect
Tooth extractions can either be a simple or a complex surgical procedure, and we are highly experienced in both. Simple procedures involve an exposed tooth that we gently remove with forceps. More complex surgical extraction involves removing teeth that may be impacted or are otherwise lodged in the bone. While both procedures generally only require local anesthetic, our custom sedation options ensure that you receive the proper level of comfort and pain control for your unique needs. Once the tooth is fully removed and sutures are placed, you are free to return home. Recovery after tooth extractions is not lengthy, though it is important that you rest and do not put undue strain on the treatment site. We provide all post-operative instructions at your appointment and will be available in case you need assistance during recovery. Your comfort and safety are our priorities, and we are here to ensure your extraction process and recovery goes smoothly.
Our Patients Tell The Story Best
"I was surprised how quick and easy my wisdom teeth extractions were!"