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?

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Call us: 337-478-0468

Lake Charles Oral Surgery Specialists

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The doctors, nurses, and office staff love their careers and it shows. They are so very compassionate and understanding. They are always willing to help you in any way they can.

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Staff was very nice! And welcomed me with open arms! I would definitely come back here in the future if needed! Dr. Boudreaux also called me to make sure I was okay , overall great experience and wonderful people!!

- Jade M

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Very apprehensive upon going in. Original appoint was to just have a look at it. Dr Boudreaux was able to fit me in in less tan n an hour wait. The procedure could not have been better. From putting in an IV to helping into the car for the ride home everyone was professional and courteous and provide good follow on instructions. The Dr even called later in the evening and checked in on me. Thanks to Dr Boudreaux and his entire staff.

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The staff is great. Very courteous and explained everything. Dr Boudreaux even called to check on me. Thats a first. In and out in a jiffy.

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My mother did very well! The staff and Dr Boudreaux were great! A big thank you for Dr Boudreaux for the phone call to check on mom!!!!

- Mary L

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Explain everything and very professional staff and felt who made comfortable

- William D

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Dr Boudreaux was excellent. Everything went smoothly.

- Sharon H

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I would recommend !

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A great place to visit for oral surgery. Staff and doctor are SUPERB!

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Very satisfied

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Dr Boudreaux and staff were awesome

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I was very pleased by the way I was treated. All staff were Professional and helpful. Dr Boudreaux has a great bedside manner and explained every step of the procedure. I would highly recommend them.

- Charlotte M

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Dr Boudreaux was great….the nurse made me very comfortable and explained she did…will be glad to refer other people to use them.

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I’m really glad I chose this place . The staff is very friendly and makes you feel comfortable.

- Karla S

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I was in for tooth extraction and bone graph for future implant. It went as expected. Doctor and staff are friendly and professional. Post surgery care was explained well. I received a follow up call from the doctor. I’m very pleased and will recommend.

- Donna B

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Completely satisfied with my treatment! Dr. Boudreaux is fantastic and all the staff from Reception to his Dental Hygienists are outstanding! Thanks for taking such good care of me!

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I, would Dr Boudreaux on a scale of 1--10, 10 being best : 11+. You guys are very good at being professional, and down rite friendly. I, would recommend Dr Boudreaux to anyone in need of your type of specialty. P. Nielsen

- Paul N

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Dr Boudreaux & his staff always treated me very well and professionally. He did a fantastic job. I’m healing very well couldn’t ask for better service. Wish y’all a happy thanksgiving and merry Christmas. Thanks again.

- Adam T

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thank you for taking care of my tooth removal so fast. I've been to the dentist for 63 years and I've never had a dentist personally call me to check on me. thank you.

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