You and Dr. Kisella 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, Dr. Kisella will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
The 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
After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.
After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.
After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.
Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.
It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.
After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.
Kisella Surgery Center
Patient Review By Abbigail G
Dr. Kisella extracted 8 of my teeth (4 wisdom & 4 premolars) and I was completely satisfied with both of my procedures. He's friendly and was very honest about what I would experience during and after each procedure. Although I had the option to have my dentist extract my first premolars, I purposely went back to Dr. Kisella because of the awesome experience that I had when he extracted my wisdom teeth. I value his straightforward approach and expertise. I would definitely recommend his practice to friends or anyone seeking the treatment options that he offers.
- Abbigail G
Patient Review By Alejandra O
Thank you for the kindness shown to me, something you don’t see very often.
- Alejandra O
Patient Review By Charles C
The whole process was quick and easy from setting the appointment to follow up. Staff and doctor explained everything very well and were very kind. The procedure itself was super fast and was almost painless. I prepared for the worst and was surprised how painless it was. At the slightest whence, he asked if I was experiencing any pain. Since I was, he waited a couple more minutes to let the local anesthesia do it's work before proceeding further. I'm very grateful for the teams excellent work. Thank-you!
- Charles C
Patient Review By Karen G
Dr Kisella and the entire staff were wonderful. The procedure was pain free and recovery simple.
- Karen G
Patient Review By Warren [Pat] P
Very good service from the staff. Everyone is very friendly and concerned for your well being. Dr. Kisella was very upfront and on point. Made you feel at ease and no pain. Highly recommend.
- Warren [Pat] P
Patient Review By Teresa H
Staff are welcoming and are very friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to Dr. Kisella.
- Teresa H
Patient Review By Luke C
Made a tough experience as easy as could be expected. Good staff .. very friendly and reassuring. Dr. K easy to talk with..
- Luke C
Patient Review By Catherine O
Dr. Kisella sits down and talks over medical histories with patients, explains the procedure and is an amazing Oral Surgeon.
- Catherine O
Patient Review By Lynn S
I would recommend this surgery center to anyone that had needs beyond a regular dentist. I posted my recent experience on Facebook, because it was a very positive ordeal for me. Dr. Kisella explained everything that he was going to do and asked often how i was doing during the procedure!!!
- Lynn S
Patient Review By Carol J
Would highly recommend dr kisella and this facility. Excellent care and clearly explained expectations.
- Carol J
Patient Review By Joseph B
Great job. Excellent care and compassion.
- Joseph B
Patient Review By Terry C
Spent adequate time reviewing proceedure. Appreciated the follow up call the next day from my Oral Surgeon.
- Terry C
Patient Review By Briana M
Very impressed with the care shown by Dr. Kisella and staff. It made me want to come back again...although I am hoping I won't have to !
- Briana M
Patient Review By Lynn S
I recently visited Dr Kisella for a tooth extraction. As a new patient and never having this procedure, I was very nervous! 🙁 Dr Kisella told me exactly what he was going to do and that he would take good care of me. He answered my questions and after the procedure, he gave me instructions for gum care after I got home. The best thing was that Dr Kisella called that night to check on me. What a great feeling! Thanks, Dr Kisella for making this experience a good one!!!!!
- Lynn S