Why Tooth Removal Is Needed
Your Dentist and Dr. Hum 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.
For more information, send us a message or call our office: Wake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Raleigh NC Office Phone Number 919-783-9920.
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: Wake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Raleigh NC Office Phone Number 919-783-9920.
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
After tooth extraction, it is important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. It is also important not to disturb or dislodge the clot as it aids healing. Resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling after 3 days, or a reaction to any medication, call our office immediately: Wake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Raleigh NC Office Phone Number 919-783-9920.
For more details on home care after tooth extraction, visit our After Extractions page. If you have any questions, please use our Contact Us form or call our office: Wake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Raleigh NC Office Phone Number 919-783-9920.
Patient Reviews: Tooth Extractions
Read testimonials below from our satisfied patients. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your tooth removal experience with Wake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: Wake Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Raleigh NC Office Phone Number 919-783-9920.
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Patient Review by James W
Very good treatment.
- James W
Patient Review by Anita B
Excellent treatment and caring staff
- Anita B
Patient Review by Matthew L
Take it from a 3x repeat customer.... These guys are the best!
- Matthew L
Patient Review by Kimberly D
Had great experiences both times I have come in....the staff have been kind and helpful. Dr. Hum is great at what he does and is very personable as well!
- Kimberly D
Patient Review by Karen L
The procedure went well and Dr. Hum and his staff were very good at explaining the procedure and what to expect afterwards.
- Karen L
Patient Review by Brian T
Very personal, took time to get to know me. Put me at ease. I would highly recommend to a freind.
- Brian T
Patient Review by Charles F
Dr. Hum and the staff took great care of my problems.
- Charles F
Patient Review by Sarah S
I would return here and I would recommend this practice to anyone. Dr. Hum was knowledgeable, informative, and kind. The nurses were helpful and nurturing. Everyone worked to help our high-anxiety daughter get through her procedure as painlessly as possible.
- Sarah S