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Tooth Extraction


Woman holding cheek due to tooth acheMost people get nervous when they hear they have to get a tooth extracted from the socket of the jawbone. While this might seem daunting, it is a common dental procedure that is performed for many. At Stansell Dentistry Associates, our goal is to ensure your comfort as you prepare for your upcoming tooth extraction procedure.

When Is a Tooth Extraction Necessary?


There are several cases when our dentists may suggest a tooth extraction. While pulling a tooth is not the first option a dentist recommends in most cases, it may be necessary when a tooth has taken too much damage. A tooth extraction might be necessary when extra teeth block other teeth from coming in. Similarly, if braces are necessary, teeth may be extracted to help create room for the remainder of the teeth. Your tooth may have developed too much decay that has reached too deep into your tooth to salvage. Serious infection is another likely cause of a tooth extraction if it destroys too much of your tooth and surrounding bone.

Simple and Surgical Extraction Procedures


The two types of tooth extraction procedures are simple extraction and surgical extraction. The type of extraction you need will depend on whether the tooth is visible and how impacted it is by damage and decay. Simple tooth extractions are the easiest of the two routines since it involves the least invasive surgery. If your tooth is minimally impacted, your dentist will recommend this procedure. A simple extraction requires a local anesthetic to numb the area. You will not feel pain during this procedure, only pressure. Using a tool called an elevator, your dentist will loosen the tooth to make it pliable. Once it has been loosened enough, forceps will be used to completely remove the tooth from the socket.

If your tooth has long-lasting damage, a simple extraction will likely be ineffective. In cases such as these, your dentist will recommend a surgical extraction. You will be administered two types of anesthetic for this procedure. A local anesthetic is used to eliminate any pain from the procedure while an intravenous anesthetic is used to help you stay relaxed and calm during the procedure. If you suffer from any medical conditions, you may be required to undergo general anesthetic, so you are completely unconscious during the procedure. A surgical extraction requires your dentist to make a small incision in your gums to gain access to the bone and tooth. The bone around the tooth is then either cut or removed, where the tooth is then removed directly from its root.

Tooth Extraction Risks


While there are a few risks with tooth extraction, you may experience a few minor complications. During the surgery, your body should naturally cause a blood clot in the socket after removal. However, there are cases where the blood clot dislodges or never forms, causing the bone to be exposed. This is often referred to as a dry socket. A sedative dressing will be placed over the wound to help a new blood clot form. You will have to come back for another visit to get the dressing removed after a few days. Other minor complications include coughing, nausea, prolonged bleeding, swelling, and redness around the extracted tooth and severe chills and possible fever.

If you require a tooth extraction, Stansell Dentistry Associates wants to provide you with the best experience. Contact us today at 984-477-0177 to schedule an appointment.

Locations & Hours


Brier Creek




10207 Cerny Street, Ste 106
Raleigh, NC 27617

Phone: 984-477-0177
Fax: 919-249-1375

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

North Raleigh




1911 Falls Valley Drive, Ste 107
Raleigh, NC 27615

Phone: 984-206-4242
Fax: 919-249-2145

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

Knightdale




1101 Great Falls Ct, Ste 102
Knightdale, NC 27545

Phone: 984-733-0330
Fax: 919-415-1849

Office Hours
Mon: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Tues: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thur: 7:30am - 4:30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm

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