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
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
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Patient Review By Stacey S
Dr. Quitmeyer and his team/staff are the best ever! I will continue to go here for anything that I need done that he can accommodate. Such a wonderful experience with such a wonderful group of people! I HIGHLY recommend!
- Stacey S
Patient Review By Hartley G
Considering that one is getting a tooth pulled, it was much easier than a regular dental appointment. They were well organized, timely and friendly. Highl recommend them.
- Hartley G
Patient Review By April A
My tooth was abcessed and I needed to have it removed asap. I would recommend to everyone!!!
- April A
Patient Review By Emily H
Everyone in the office is so nice and personable. Dr. Quitmeyer has created a great environment for the patients and staff!
- Emily H
Patient Review By Ray P
First time I've had an extraction and didn't have ANY pain!!!!
- Ray P
Patient Review By Debbie P
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
Patient Review By Thomas B
It was a great experience thank you all
- Thomas B
Patient Review By Keith K
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
Patient Review By Troy S
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
Patient Review By pat h
great treatment.....everyone was fantastic.
- pat h
Patient Review By Diane D
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
Patient Review By Simone J
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
Patient Review By Brian R
Very friendly staff and totally professional.
- Brian R
Patient Review By Debra H
So thankful that the doctor was concerned over my emotional well being as well as my health and pending surgery
- Debra H
Patient Review By Pete F
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
Patient Review By Kim E
Absolutely loved the staff and they made this first experience for my son awesome. Thank u for showing care!!
- Kim E
Patient Review By Bridget S
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
Patient Review By Sue A
Courteous On Time. Explained every step,
- Sue A
Patient Review By Melissa M
Great customer service and exceptional care.
- Melissa M
Patient Review By Randy C
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