You and Dr. Pulsipher or Dr. Eckard 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, Drs. Pulsipher or Eckard 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
For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.
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Dr. P was awesome as usual
- Joan F
Friendly, efficient office. Tooth extraction was easy...almost painless.
- Janice B
Efficient and effective. Great experience.
- Jared K
Dr. Pulsipher is very humble and down to earth with you. Murrieta is lucky to have him and his staff established here.
- Walter T
Professional staff. All appointments were on time. Highly recommend Dr. Pulsipher.
- Jackie V
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- Jennifer A
The team is professional and friendly, which made my 5 year olds daughters experience pleasant. Dr. Pulsipher, also took the extra step to explain my daughter the procedure by using kid friendly words. Highly recommended this team for children.
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Very pleasant visit an all employee were very professional
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I was pleased with the procedure and follow up.
- Lana W
Everyone in the office is so pleasant.
- Nadja G
Great work, very professional!
- Charles D
We had a marvelous experience. Xander was a bit nervous before surgery, but the staff helped make him comfortable and ease his nerves. His recovery was quick and easy too. I highly recommend this office!
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