Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Smith, Dr. Lee, Dr. Link or Dr. Walsh 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. Smith, Lee, Link or Walsh 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. Davenport Office Phone Number 563-359-1601

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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Spring Park Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

5 out of 5 stars based on 11 Tooth Extractions reviews.

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I was very pleased with my experience with Spring Park OMS. They got me in as a first time patient in a very quick fashion, which was fantastic considering the pain I was in. Upon arrival, the front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Tasha is a rock star. Very friendly, informative, and she set my mind at ease. The doctor and assistant in addition to Tasha were equally as informative and calming. Thanks to everyone had a part in my experience!

- Jennifer S

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Very helpful staff.Answered all of my questions. I felt comfortable during procedure.

- Regina B

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Superb service and surgical care! The best staff and the doctors are fantastic and have phenomenal bedside manners. I highly recommend Dr. Walsh.

- Andrea B

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The doctor, nurses gave me the most professional,personal & caring care I’ve ever had.My tooth extraction was extremely stubborn and I lost my control on handling it the team took control and everything went smoothly. Experts in their trade along with personal care& concern. Thank you so much

- Brian B

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All the girls were amazing but a special thank you to Crystal she is awsome and good at what she does. She makes you feel like you've been friends with her forever. Wasn't to impressed with how the doctor talked to her! That was the only negative about the visit. Thank you ladies!

- Heather F 7

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Crystal our RDA, was a pure joy. Very friendly and social. Put my daughter at ease prior to procedure and stayed with her from beginning to end. My daughter and I were both nervous going in but she really helped ease our anxiety. Also, Dr. Smith went above and beyond. Walked us through the procedure and he was available before and after to answer any questions we might have. It truly went better than we ever could have hoped. Thank you so much for all you do, words could never describe our appreciation ️

- Stephanie M

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I almost never take time to write a review but felt compelled to do so due to being so over the top impressed with Dr. Paul Smith and his staff, that includes all I had the pleasure to interact with. Thank you all! On a side note, for an extraction which I’m certain was neither simple or basic, 20 hours later I am experiencing “0” issues or pain. Job well done!

- Mike M

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My overall treatment was excellent. I was in charge of a retail business where customer service was extremely important and I have to provide the highest mark to the entire staff and surgeons. They were great and my surgery was very successful. I would recommend them to all my family and friends with no hesitation.

- Richard K

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The staff including Dr. Smith at Spring Park were very professional, informative, and their genuinely caring attitude was very comforting.

- John G

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Very clean and welcoming environment. Dr. Lee and staff made it a quick and easy process.

- Khristie R

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My mother has dementia and I am in charge of her health care. Sometimes she can be a handful and I never know how cooperative she will be with a doctor or dentist. When she had to have several teeth extracted I was worried about how she would behave. On the day of her appointment I was very nervous, but the staff and doctor were so good with her! One of the techs even made her laugh, My mom came through the extractions and anesthesia with no problems. Everyone who cared for my mom was excellent. I would definitely bring my mom back if she has any future dental problems.

- KD F

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