Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Potee 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. Potee 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 cannot say enough good things about our experience. We had lots of questions as we are new to the area and the entire dental team was friendly,patient, and made us feel welcome. I would highly recommend this office. The procedure also went very smoothly. A professional experience at all levels.

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It was over before I knew it.the first week was the worst but I'm getting better and can eat some soft solid food.best decision I ever made.no more toothache pain.

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It was the best experience, very friendly, I was very nervous but they made me feel and and answered all my questions.

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Dr. Potee and his staff were very gentle, caring , and considerate when working with my child with special needs. They took measures to help her feel comfortable and extra considerate of her safety and pain after surgery.

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I enjoyed everything and everyone!

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Great job by everyone, but my mouth hurts lol

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This was a great experience for us. Our son. Was nervous but the staff made him feel so at ease.

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Patient Testimonial By Cathy E

Dr Potee is a very good dentist to visit. He was very nice and let me know every step of what he was doing. His staff is also very kind and helpful. I had a wonderful experience and not much pain going on the next day. I've always heard good things about him and would recommend anyone to go to him.

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Everyone was very friendly staff and doctor will tell my family and friends

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Dr. Potee and his staff took good care of me. He also took care of my older brother!

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Staff was very polite. Would recommend this practice for any dental needs.

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Everyone is great!!! The whole experience was great as well

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Tried to have a tooth pulled at a different dentist office...they drilled & pulled for over an hour before deciding to send me to the oral surgeon (Dr. Potee). Dr. Potee's office got me in right away, cleaned up the mess the other dentist left & even called to follow up with me the next day!

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Wonderful experience and staff. I was extremely nervous, and they took great care in reassuring me that everything would be fine. Will definitely refer anyone needing dental work done.

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