A tooth extraction, or the pulling of teeth, is usually relatively straightforward and can most often be performed quickly and while the patient is awake. Local anesthetic injections can be utilized to help manage pain.

Process of extraction

At the time of your extraction, Dr. Schacht will thoroughly numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic, making sure to numb the tooth itself, the surrounding gums and your jawbone.

During the extraction, you will most likely feel some pressure. In order to loosen the tooth for removal, it will be gently rocked back and forth. But because of the anesthetic, you should not feel any pain during this process.

However, there can be complications relating to the roots of a tooth, the shape of a tooth or the tooth’s position, all of which should be apparent once your x-rays have been viewed. If a tooth is buried in bone, a more surgical approach may be required. The gum may need to be cut away and the bone may need to be removed using a surgical drill. In situations like this, your anesthetic options might vary, depending on the severity, and stitches would be used to replace the gum to the normal position.

After the extraction is complete, Dr. Matthew Schacht will be able to provide you with the information and instructions you need in order to make sure that your mouth will heal properly


Oral Extractions

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There are a number of complications that can come from a tooth that requires removal. The most common is a wisdom tooth removal. Many stereotypes have evolved when it comes to tooth extractions that make many individuals hesitant in coming to a professional for help. At Denver Oral & Maxillofacial Sugary, Dr. Schacht uses the most gentle care to ensure your experience is as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Amazing doctor! Amazing staff!