Tooth Extractions in Yakima

Teeth removal by Dr. Hudson and Dr. Topper

You and Drs. Hudson or Topper 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, Drs. Hudson or Topper 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.”

For more information about Tooth Extractions or to schedule a consultation with Drs. Hudson or Topper, call our office in Yakima, WA at Yakima Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Office Phone Number 509-965-8911.

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I've had a fear of dentists all throughout my life. I was amazed with how Dr. Topper was able to completely disarm my anxiety. The supporting staff are absolutely stellar professionals, and I am very glad to have been treated so kindly by everyone! Yakima Oral Surgery has helped transform my health and wellbeing. And, for that I will be forever grateful!

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Dr. Hudson was very personable and right away put me at ease. He explained the procedure and what to expect very clearly. The extraction(s) was pain free and I healed more quickly than expected.

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