Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Quitmeyer 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. Quitmeyer will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

The Tooth Extraction Process

xray of teethAt 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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First time I've had an extraction and didn't have ANY pain!!!!

- Ray P

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Thank you for the kindness you ALL showed me!! Dr Quitmyer is great, so glad Dr Hutson recommended you. I have told several people !! Thank you!!!

- Debbie P

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It was a great experience thank you all

- Thomas B

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I recommend this group very highly, and Dr. Quitmeyer in particular (the only one of the two doctors there I have seen so far). Quite simply the best bunch I have seen for heavy duty dental work.

- Keith K

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While I can't say I "enjoyed" having a tooth extracted I can say that the staff made it as comfortable as possible. Everything was done professionally and courteously I would definitely choose to have another tooth extracted by them if it ever comes to that. I hope it doesn't, but at least I know who can take care of it for me..

- Troy S

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great treatment.....everyone was fantastic.

- pat h

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I would like to take this opportunity to give a huge thank you to Dr. Quitmeyer and his entire staff. I recently had a procedure done in the office and could not have asked for better care. The kind and caring attitude shown by both you and your staff are greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

- Diane D

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I have always been terrified of the dentist since I was a kid & I have never felt more comfortable inside of any other office like I felt in this one so thank you so much for that! Everyone was really great and made me feel very calm. Always comforting to feel like you're surrounded by great people when you're a complete bundle of nerves & also when you're being put to sleep haha 🙂 You guys are great! God Bless

- Simone J

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Very friendly staff and totally professional.

- Brian R

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So thankful that the doctor was concerned over my emotional well being as well as my health and pending surgery

- Debra H

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Staff & Doctor were very efficient, courteous, pleasant. The extraction went without a hitch. I like being told the details of what was going on and the strategies involved.

- Pete F

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Absolutely loved the staff and they made this first experience for my son awesome. Thank u for showing care!!

- Kim E

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Dr.Quitmeyer and his staff were so friendly and professional! I cannot recommend them enough. We had a great experience there and I will definitely recommend him to all my friends and family! Thank you!!

- Bridget S

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Courteous On Time. Explained every step,

- Sue A

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Great customer service and exceptional care.

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They got me in at a time of emergency. Anyone that has experienced tooth pain knows how valuable that is. They staff was very friendly, and went out of there way to make me comfortable.

- Randy C

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Let's face it , dental problems are never any fun ! Many of us are afraid of any type of dental treatment due to unpleasant past experiences. Dr. Qiutmeyer of Shenandoah Oral and Facial Surgery , and his staff , made a potential negative experience a positive. Using state of the art equipment he conducted an exam , rendered his diagnosis and explained my treatment in detail. I felt like my care and comfort was a high priority. I was impressed with Dr Quitmeyers patience and professionalism as well as the state of the art technology that is available in his practice. I will definitely return for any future dental issues. I highly recommend this practice!

- Laurie B

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I am very thankful for providing my daughter with professional gentle approach which helped her not to be afraid of dentist in future

- Veranika Kalashnikov M

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I would recommend anyone who needs dental work visit your office and staff.

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