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Tooth Extraction

Dental Tooth Extraction & General Dentistry in Waterville, Maine | Low-Pain Tooth Extraction

Nobody wants to have a tooth pulled, but when it’s time, this dental procedure can be a huge relief.​

We will make your dental tooth extraction an easily forgotten experience

Having teeth “pulled” is nobody’s idea of a good time. Tooth extraction can be the subject of anxiety that can be just as traumatic as your dental pain. The basic components of exodontia, or tooth extraction, includes removing a tooth from its socket.

Our first goal is to repair your tooth, eventually restoring it to full health, but sometimes pulling the tooth is a necessity.

When You Should Have A Tooth Extracted, or “Pulled”

Trauma and/or Damage

Whether through physical damage or gradual decay, when a tooth loosens to the point where extraction is the only choice.

Orthodontic Issues

Various orthodontic treatments sometimes include tooth extraction to provide room for increased alignment of the teeth.

Useless & Wrongly Positioned

Sometimes teeth are not aligned correctly within the mouth and need to be removed.

Too Many Teeth

Though the name of extra teeth is kind of cool, supernumerary, the truth is that extra teeth may keep others from growing in.

Radiation & Chemotherapy

Sometimes these cancer treatments can have a negative side effect and cause the need for tooth extraction.

Useless & Wrongly Positioned

Some medications may substantially increase dental health issues and tooth extraction may be required.

Types of Tooth Extraction

Simple Extractions

Performed when the tooth is visible and accessible to the dentist. These usually include a local anesthetic. Sedation and anti-anxiety medications are possible.

Surgical Extractions

Performed when the tooth is NOT visible and accessible to the dentist. The tooth may have broken, or never risen above the gum line. These may require a surgical procedure including bone removal and lifting or folding gum tissue while extracting the tooth. Local anesthesia and/or conscious sedation are possible.

It’s not something anybody wants to deal with, but let’s face it: the removal of wisdom teeth is a fact for most of us at some point in our lives, usually as young adults. It’s a serious but common procedure in which our dentist and staff are highly experienced and skilled.

Extracting wisdom teeth preemptively before they are completely developed can avoid issues like impacted teeth, which occurs when an impacted tooth is given no room in the mouth. This may cause infection, tooth decay, interference with your bite, and even increasingly serious issues like gum disease. Wisdom teeth may also be extracted to make room for orthodontic treatments.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Their Experience.

A Rating on Google

5/5
Under new leadership and great improvements. Dr Choe is great, quick, and does a great job explaining things.​
Jared B.
5/5
Dr. Choe and the rest of his team are friendly and knowledgeable. The service has been fantastic at all of my visits. I would highly recommend booking an appointment!
Katherine L.
5/5
I was very impressed with everyone at the office. They were so sweet and very welcoming! It’s always nice to go to a dentist where they care about your well being. I highly recommend Waterville Family Dentistry!
Salem H.
5/5
Dr.Choe was amazing! 10/10 would recommend! This office gives you many options in order for you to get your prime dental care, without making you feel pressured into anything. Dr. Choe goes makes sure you understand your own treatment plan, and treats you with genuine kindness. I felt at home here and would highly recommend! I will be coming back for further treatment & cleanings! Staff was kind as well, and collaborated to make my experience as smooth as possible.
Kelsey T.
5/5
I am 53, and I have experienced many dentists in my lifetime. I have hated all of my experiences, so this review is a BIG DEAL because I had to go to Dr. Choe to get 3 fillings done, and he fixed the problem very expediently and with empathy to my nervousness, and I left feeling extremely happy with his results! Dr. Choe is the best dentist I have ever had to see, and I am forlorn that it took so long in my life to actually have a pleasant experience.
Paul B.

Your first visit won’t be your last.

We look forward to having you join our family here at Waterville Family Dentistry!