Tooth Extractions Lake Charles LA

You and Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Fisher 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. Boudreaux or Fisher 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”.


Do You Need a Tooth Extracted?

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Call us: 337-478-0468

Lake Charles Oral Surgery Specialists

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This was my second procedure here in less than a year. Would highly recommend to anyone who needs work done. Awesome group!!!

- Nancy C

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Dr Boudreaux is good at what he does

- Nicolas M

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Dr Boudreaux is awesome. He makes you feel so welcome and comfortable! The staff is absolutely wonderful. They are so polite and make you feel like they have known forever! They speak quietly and help you relax. They will even hold your hand if necessary! I would definitely recommend Lake Charles Oral Surgery and Dr Boudreaux. Thank you for making it an overall pleasant experience!!

- Loretta N

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I would rate higher if I could. I have severe anxiety and had an unavoidable dental emergency. Dr Fisher and his nurse Lea Anna were very caring and explained everything to me. It went very well. ️

- Karen T

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Friendly staff and very nice doctor.

- Quincy P

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Was treated good, the iv sedation for my surgery worked great, and they followed up to make sure I was ok later. Definitely recommend Dr. Boudreaux

- Jason P

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They all made it so simple for me, even with my extreme anxiety levels... Staff is wonderful, Dr. Boudreaux is a joy!

- Niki M

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Great job. Called to check on me after procedure

- Timothy A

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Wonder staff and handled my operation very quickly.

- Eric R

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From the staff who scheduled my appointment, answered billing questions, to the dental technician who set up my surgery, answered questions and helped me feel at ease, to Dr. Boudreaux who explained everything thoroughly and called me at home to check on me after the surgery…it was an A+, positive experience. I highly recommend LCOS to anyone needing their devices.

- Kimberly R

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Staff was very friendly and professional. Dr. Beaudreaux was amazing. He even called personally to check on me after the procedure. Great experience overall.

- April L

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This was my second procedure with Dr Boudreaux and his staff. As with the first one, I’m completely satisfied.

- Debbie F

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Great experience. Thank you.

- Donnell S

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My experience there was very pleasant. The staff was extremely nice & kind to me! I like Dr. Boudreau. He even took time to call that afternoon & check on me. I appreciate that!

- Rebecca T

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Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Overall very good experience

- Brian P

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Dr.Boudreaux and staff are amazing

- Monty C

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The staff and the dr was great. Very friendly and didn’t have to wait very long to be seen.

- Vanessa T

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The staff really helped me with my anxiety before the procedure. Will definitely be back if need be and I recommend them to anyone

- Emily D

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Dr Boudreaux is very knowledgeable and explained everything that was going on with my mouth problem. Thanks to him.

- Lester Langley

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I was very impressed by their excellent service and kindness of the staff! Dr. Boudreaux was courteous and very professional at what he does! I came home and hardly had any pain at all! I would recommend him and his staff to anyone who needs any of their services! They were great!!

- James B

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