Your dentist 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, Associated Oral
& Maxillofacial Surgeons of Peoria doctors will discuss
alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted
The Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your
tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local
During the extraction process you may feel a lot of pressure,
but should not experience any pain.
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.