Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Farren 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, Dr. Farren 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”.

Great Oak Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center

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We couldn't ask for a more comforting and professional group. I had two extractions that were over quickly and healed in no time at all, no complications. I had to bring my mom in for an emergency extraction and we were able to schedule the next day. The entire staff made us feel relaxed and comfortable, especially my mom who suffers anxiety at any medical office. Tina and Deb were both great and took care of all our scheduling and billing needs. The medical staff was equally considerate and comforting. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone, thanks.

- Frank C

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I received phenomenal care at Great Oak Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center. All of the people who work there -- the person at the front desk, the staff who did the assessment, the billing and scheduling person, and the dentist -- were extremely kind, professional, compassionate and helpful. I showed up at the office unannounced one mid-afternoon with the right side of my face swollen. They did an assessment within 10 minutes and scheduled me for an extraction for 8:00 AM the next morning. They really went out of their way to make sure that they did what they could to relieve my pain and discomfort and to attend to my dental/medical situation in the most compassionate and timely manner. I would highly recommend this practice to people in need of dental work. The staff at this practice are excellent.

- kevin d

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Wonderful treatment, exceeded my expectations. Seth is great very gifted hands.

- John N H

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Friendly professional staff, overall positive experience

- Kevin P

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100% satisfied! Dr Ferrin is amazing! His support staff is great as well. The whole team truly works well together and that gift is passed onto the patient. I received friendly, compassionate and professional service from everyone.

- Debbie K

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Dr. Farren and his staff exhibited the utmost courtesy and professionalism towards us and our teenage daughter. He made a seemingly painful and difficult experience a non-event for our family. He throughly explained the procedure in terms we could all understand and put my daughter at ease during the entire time. She experienced very little discomfort and was back at practice the very next day. Highly recommended!!

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