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

Maggie Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Maggie had a tooth extracted at Michigan Oral Surgeons
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"Hi! I’m Maggie, and I live in Ann Arbor. I came to Michigan Oral Surgeons because I got recommended by Dr. Bibeck, my regular dentist, and I needed an extraction. They kept talking to me because it sounded horrible, but it didn’t hurt. Dr. Lopez is a smiler and like a big teddy bear and very relaxed and gave me all the time I wanted. He just felt like someone I knew for a long time. I would recommend the Michigan Oral Surgeons, especially Dr. Lopez because I worked with him, and if my friends lived in Troy or Detroit or Ann Arbor, I’d say this is the place to go. Dr. Lopez was wonderful."

Richard Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Richard got a dental implant at Michigan Oral Surgeons
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"I have teeth that had decayed, and they’d been capped, and they just weren’t usable — they weren’t going to make it — so we went ahead and decided to go to an extraction and an implant. The extraction went well — pretty darn painless — and then when I go back to my dentist, I have the actual tooth put in. That was one of the best processes I’ve ever been through. Dr. Fasi’s been the person for the last two. He’s a very likable, nice person. He puts you relaxed. He’s self-assured and generally a friendly person. I had a great experience here, and I highly recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."

Nancy Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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"When I first walked into the practice, I could tell, clearly, that I was in the hands of very calm, welcoming, and kind people and staff. The doctors are very professional, but at the same time, they were down-to-earth, and I think that’s what really helped put me at ease. They were friendly and kind. It was a very well-done procedure. It went quickly. I healed quickly, and I believe I owe that all to our doctors. The Michigan Oral Surgeons are such nice people, so for that reason alone, I would recommend them and say I was very happy to have been one of their clients."

Kris Reviews His General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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Kris got dental implants at Michigan Oral Surgeons
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"I had had an infection in a tooth and needed it extracted, and I've since had the dental implant done about two months ago. These guys are wonderful, very friendly, make you feel very much at ease. I get hugs from one of the nurses, from one of the techs, all the time there. Dr. Lopez is a very nice surgeon. He's very cordial; he's very welcoming. He tells you everything that he's going to do, step by step. I'm pleased with the work; it's very comfortable. I had a wonderful experience at Michigan Oral Surgeons and would recommend it to anybody and would come back myself."

Rachel Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction Procedure

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"Everybody here is really nice, and I like it here. Dr. Sanker met with me beforehand, and he explained everything to me clearly. He has little jokes here and there, and he’s just overall a really nice person. The staff here are great! They were really calm about everything, and they just walked me through everything, what we’re going to do. After I got this procedure done I’m feeling back to a hundred percent. I’m so glad I got my procedure done at Michigan Oral Surgeons. I would definitely recommend Michigan Oral Surgeons."

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