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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Dr. Boudreaux was very kind and professional. His staff were very kind and considerate. Was a great experience for my tooth extraction. Looking forward to recommending this team for any oral needs to my family and friends. My dentist Dr. Richard Martin referred me…looking forward to thanking him. Thank you to all.

- Janet Dowden

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Staff was always willing to answer any questions. Very thorough. Dr. Boudreaux had a very comfortable bedside mannerism.

- Dave H

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This was my second experience with LCOS. Both were good experiences in which I felt the entire staff’s compassion and professionalism. Thank you Dr. Boudreaux!

- Brent R

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Very professional staff and doctor. Will recommend anyone to use you!

- James L

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Very satisfied with Dr Boudreaux and staff

- Jerry W

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AWESOME STAFF, SERVICE. DR. BOUDREAUX IS AWESOME.

- LaTonya J

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My experience was extremely comfortable I felt at ease with doctors knowledge and explanation of procedure I would be greatly pleased to be able to have Dr Boudreaux work on any other projects to regain my smile and over all health in this area

- John T B

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Dr. Fisher was voted the Best Oral Surgeon in Southwest Louisiana and I agree. He and his staff were excellent with my daughter and the entire process put us at ease.

- Lee L

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Excellent experience

- Carolyn W

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Everything went well and everyone was great.

- Rebecca T

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Dr. Boudreaux and his entire staff are excellent.

- Patricia P

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Everyone was very professional and kind and put my daughter at ease for her procedure

- Kennedy B

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Excellent staff and Dr.

- Marlene L

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My procedure went very well and Dr. Boudreaux even called a few hours after I left from the facility to check on me. This really speaks volume of a good physician. I am glad I was able to be squeezed in as a patient. So glad the tooth was extracted so I can no longer be in pain.

- Dawn S

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Dr Broussard and staff were very professional and courteous! Procedure was performed quickly!! I really appreciate the care given and if needed in the future, I would not hesitate to call on them!! Thank you!

- Michael C

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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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