Tooth Extractions

Teeth Removal in Birmingham

Clark Holmes 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 are 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, Dr. Clark, Dr. Holmes and Dr. Matthews will discuss alternatives to tooth extractions as well replacement of the extracted tooth.

The Tooth Extraction Process

At the time of extraction our doctors will need to numb your tooth, jawbone, and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic. Some patients opt for sedation. Patients often choose sedation for extractions since there is often pressure and noise associated with the process.

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.

Clark Holmes

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial by Rachelle

I have and will be continuing to return to Dr. Lisa Miller, and staff. I have submitted cards to friends and co-workers at my workplace. I highly commend the seamless job that you ALL do at ClarkHolmes. Thanks,and God Bless. R. Long

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial by Ruby

Great experience at office for extraction, my praises go to the staff, I started having some tooth pain in a different area than extraction after seeing my local dentist, him sending me to endontist for tool canal, the endontist knew I had a dry socket referred me back to Dr. Clark, his office worked me…

- Ruby

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial by jamie

Dr.Mark Clark, DDS was very professional, explained by spending time what to expect afterwards which really was professional and great "bedside manner" most leave this to their staff. He even took time to explain to my husband in realistic manner the est. Amount in money of work needed.

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial by K

The experience with Dr Holmes and staff was over the top!!! They made the appt very smooth and comfortable. The preparation beforehand through emails and phone calls were just as smooth. I will return for myself or my family. I will recommend them to friends or anyone asking around. Wow.

- K

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial by Marian

Your office and Dr. Miller were recommended by my daughter's dentist, her orthodontist, some co workers and a close friend. The staff was professional, friendly and caring. Dr. Miller rocks! She's very personable, kind and a great oral surgeon. My daughter had 4 teeth extracted, we had family and friends praying for her because we…

- Marian

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial by Elise

Dr. Holmes and his staff were excellent in every way. I will never have a tooth pulled anywhere else!

- Elise

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial by Marla

Our son Luke had 2 permanent teeth extracted. Dr. Holmes and his staff did an excellent job of preparing us for what to expect and the procedure went very well and the recovery was very quick. We appreciate the kindness they showed us during the procedure.

- Marla

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