Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Cordero 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. Cordero 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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Eastern Shore Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery Center

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was sent to Dr Cordero by my dentist. I also have some friends that have used him. I recommend this Dr and his entire staff, as they were all very personal, experienced,and best of all they had compassion. I had a great experience, and that’s saying everything as I don’t like dentists and what they have to do. Cudos to this entire group. Thanks again.

- Shiela A

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I had to have an extraction done and I chose to be put to sleep because I have anxiety about the dentist but Dr Cordero had me under sedation for approximately 10 minutes and had completed my extraction with no problem. I was able to recover with just taking a couple of Advil every 4-6 hours if I needed it. Great job Dr C. I highly recommend him for your surgical needs.

- Patty F

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My total experience with Eastern Shore Oral, Facial and Implant Surgery Center was most enjoyable. From the receptionist to the doctor, everyone was professional & friendly. My procedure & the followup was painless. How many times can you say you enjoyed going to the dentist. Dr. Cordero made it that way. Thank you for taking care of me.

- Ira L

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The extraction was fast and painless. Best Dentist that I have had in my 66 years!

- Rola M

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Exceptional staff and doctors. I highly recommend this office for their timely service and love of their patients.

- Lisa C

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Dr. Cordero is the best oral surgeon I have ever been to. He is the most knowledgeable person I have ever met in his field and is adept at explaining his reasoning to the patients. I will never see another doctor in this field. Shannon , the nurse during my procedure was also outstanding. Evelyn, the receptionist in front was a joy to work with. It was a pleasure to deal with this group and I could not give any of them a higher rating!

- Michael M

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