Dr. Abel and your dentist may determine that you need a tooth extracted 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 or insertion of a complete denture.
The extraction process
At the time of extraction, Dr. Abel will need to numb your tooth, jawbone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. Sedation is available, if needed, although Dr. Abel may require a separate consultation appointment prior to your extraction procedure. During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure, but should not feel pain. If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away. We will stop what we are doing in order to make you more comfortable before completing your extraction.
At Manchester Oral Surgery, Dr. Abel has taken advantage of significant advances made in technology as they apply to dental extractions. One of these advances, the Piezosurgery unit, is available in our office. This surgical instrument allows for a less traumatic approach to the removal of teeth and their associated roots, when indicated. This special ultrasonic microvibration unit allows Dr. Abel to make micrometric cuts in the bone adjacent to a tooth for minimally-invasive extractions with maximum surgical precision.