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Tooth extractions in Ann Arbor, Adrian, Plymouth, and Dexter, MI
Tooth extraction in Ann Arbor, Adrian, Plymouth, and Dexter, MI

Tooth Extraction

A Common Oral Surgery Procedure to Restore Oral Health

A single tooth may need to be removed due to injury, decay, or disease. Tooth extraction is also a common procedure associated with other dental treatments. Other times, a tooth may need to be extracted as a preventive measure, such as wisdom teeth removal. While always preferable to save a natural tooth, extraction may be the only option to restore oral health.

The oral surgery team at Michigan Oral Surgeons works hard to examine every possibility of restoring a natural tooth before an extraction. If replacement is a part of your treatment plan, your surgeon will discuss your options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants.

Why Does My Tooth Need To Be Removed?

A single tooth (or multiple teeth) may be recommended for removal for many reasons:

  • Dental crowding
    When the jaw is too small, it cannot accommodate all 28 adult teeth. As a result, the teeth crowd together, which results in poor positioning and bite misalignment issues. Dental crowding is also common when adult teeth come in before their corresponding baby teeth have fallen out.
  • Periodontal disease
    Gum disease is one of the most common causes of advanced tooth decay. Gum disease affects the tissues around the tooth and the bones beneath the gum line. Periodontal disease is a serious oral infection that can affect general health.
  • Tooth decay
    Tooth decay can result in the destruction of teeth, abscess formation, and serious health problems. It is also known as a cavity. Untreated and severe tooth decay may render a tooth non-restorable, necessitating the removal of the tooth.
  • Oral health treatment
    Removing a tooth may be recommended as part of a larger dental treatment plan, such as braces. However, most dental health professionals advise against removing a healthy tooth unless necessary.

Your oral surgeon will discuss your treatment plan in depth with you. At your consultation, you will review the tooth extraction procedure, discuss and select an option for anesthesia, and have your questions answered.

Types of Anesthesia

There are three main types of anesthesia that we use at our practice:

Hear From General Tooth Extraction Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing general tooth extraction at our office.

Reviews From Our General Tooth Extraction Patients

Sally Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Sally got a dental implant at Michigan Oral Surgeons
Sally
General Tooth Extraction
Patient

"My dentist suggested and recommended that I have a tooth pulled, so he sent me out here to see these folks, and my first impression was a very good one. I could see that it was very professionally run. After I saw Dr. Fasi, he explained the whole series from beginning to end. They were really good at keeping me at ease. The technician and Dr. Fasi were very relaxing. Now that I’m nine months into it, I am so grateful that this is the route I took. The staff here and the doctors are so accommodating and caring and understanding. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Michigan Oral Surgeons — they’re very good and very helpful."

Elli Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Eli had teeth extracted at Michigan Oral Surgeons
Elli
General Tooth Extraction
Patient

"I came here because I had to get some baby teeth pulled out — five to be exact. The first day I came in, I was nervous, but the staff really made me feel calm and relaxed. Everyone was so sweet. The surgery was great. I really like Dr. Lopez, and he did a great job. I would describe Dr. Lopez as sweet, funny, and he makes you feel very relaxed. If I needed to have surgery again, I would definitely come back to see Dr. Lopez. I had a great experience here, and I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. "

Yvette Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Yvette had a tooth extracted at Michigan Oral Surgeons
Yvette
General Tooth Extraction
Patient

"I had the extraction done because I was having terrible pain in my mouth, and I needed my molar to chew, so I decided to have the implant done after that. When I arrived, the ladies at the office were so nice. They had me fill out some information, and then I got to meet Dr. Lopez, who put me at ease immediately. He is so friendly and kind and nice and explained the procedure to me. I’m very happy with the decision to have the implant done. I had thought that it would be excruciating pain, which it was not. It was very easy. Dr. Lopez called me right afterwards. I’ve never had a surgeon actually call me to check up on me. The experience was amazing. I would highly recommend Dr. Lopez to work on anyone’s mouth."

Emma Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Emma had treatment for an impacted tooth at Michigan Oral Surgeons
Emma
General Tooth Extraction
Patient

"When I first came in, the two doctors came and talked to me about what was going to happen and how it was going to go. It went really good. My experience here was great because everyone cared, and Dr. Sanker’s really nice and kind. I would recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons. They gave me a great smile and they’ll give you one, too."

Greg Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Greg
General Tooth Extraction
Patient

"When I first walk in the door here at the practice, I see dedicated people. They’re attentive, and they make me feel like they’re just here to help me. The doctors here immediately put my mind to ease. Staff is fabulous. They really care here. The procedure just really went great. It gives me a better smile, a smile that I’m happy with again. If you live in Ann Arbor, Adrian, or Dexter, and need oral surgery, I would highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."

We’re Here to Help

Have questions about the general tooth extraction? Want to schedule a consultation? Let us know by giving us a call or contacting us online.