Tooth Extractions

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”.

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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!!

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I highly recommend Lake Charles Oral Surgery! All the staff were exceptionally kind, caring and did a great job easing my fears. I had two extractions done and didn’t feel any pain at all. Dr. Boudreaux was very gentle and has excellent bedside manners. Everyone was very reassuring and made this procedure go so much more smoothly than I was expecting!

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