Do I need a Tooth Extraction?
You and Drs. Heise, Alpha or Delgadillo 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. Heise, Dr. Alpha or Dr. Delgadillo will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
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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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Heise, Alpha & Delgadillo OMS
Patient Review By Jack L
I had to initial my acknowledgement of so many possible side-effects of the procedure, and other things that could go wrong, that I was beginning to have second thoughts. But Dr. Heise did such a good job that, less than 24 hours after having a tooth extracted, I felt as if it had never happened. He prescribed pain meds, but I never felt any pain. I'm not sure how he did it, but I'm grateful he did. I hope I don't need these services again, but if I do I'll have no reservations going to Dr. Heise.
- Jack L
Patient Review By EREN L
Dr. Heise sets the bar for efficiency. I have had almost no pain from the procedure....which was my BIGGEST concern. Dr. Heise even phoned me after hours to follow up on my recovery, and make sure I didn't have any questions or concerns. I would definitely recommend this office to anyone in need of the services they offer. Thank you Heise & Alpha OMS!! Much appreciated.
- EREN L
Patient Review By Debbie G
I have been treated by Dr. Heise twice in the past 2 years and each time I was so impressed! His skills are top notch, the results are perfection and best of all, I've had no pain with either procedure. The office is just what you would hope for: immaculate, state of the art, everyone you encounter is compassionate and professional. Dr. Heise has earned my trust. Thank you for making a scary situation comfortable and easy (for me).
- Debbie G
Patient Review By Wendie P
I am so pleased with Dr. Alpha he is amazing he made me feel comfortable and his nurses were A++++ the twilight they used was just enough to put you at ease I will recommend all my family and friends to see Dr. Alpha, amazing amazing
- Wendie P
Patient Review By Susan D
The very best dental experience I have ever had in my 56 years. I will recommend him to anyone in need of oral surgery. This practice has perfected their craft.
- Susan D
Patient Review By Sharon G
I have never had a Dentist like Dr. Alpha. He was so caring and concerned about my excessive anxiety over this oral surgery. This was the best dental experience in my life. I would recommend everyone to this dental office. Thank u everyone who got me thru today. Thank u so much Dr. Alpha.
- Sharon G
Patient Review By Jarmila C
I had a lot of anxiety about having to get my tooth pulled. Mimi made me feel so safe. She was so kind. Dr Alpha was so gentle. The Twilight they used was top shelf! I would give them 10 stars!
- Jarmila C
Patient Review By Dave N
I have to say that my experience with this dental office was the best I have ever had. I was comfortable, treated with respect, very well taken care of by Dr. Craig and his associates! I highly recommend having your dental work done here. They are absolutely top shelf!
- Dave N
Patient Review By Deborah D
The staff is friendly and ready to answer any questions that you might have. Dr. Heise is super friendly goes way and beyond to make your stay there as comfy as he can. I had a tooth extraction this morning with sedation and before you know it, I was done. I would highly recommend Dr. Heise for any oral surgery. Thank you all for your kindness, it was much appreciated.
- Deborah D
Patient Review By Barbara H
Everyone and everything was done very professionally and friendly. I would recommend this staff and doctor. It was quick and easy
- Barbara H
Patient Review By Jacqueline W
Great team. All done before Elton John finished his song.
- Jacqueline W
Patient Review By Jennifer R
The best dentist I’ve ever had other than my regular dentist
- Jennifer R
Patient Review By Carole M
I was extremely nervous about the extraction but Dr. Alpha made it so easy...it was over before I realized it. I would definitely come back and would highly recommend D. Alpha and his staff.
- Carole M
Patient Review By LeighAnn K
I had a very positive experience ... thanks!
- LeighAnn K
Patient Review By John B
Great folks to deal with. They put you at ease and explain everything very well. Good experience.
- John B
Patient Review By Suzanne H
Loved the ease of access - parking. Fully explained procedure and steps - twice which is very helpful to reinforce the expectations.
- Suzanne H
Patient Review By Wendy R
This was the best extraction experience I’ve been through! Thanks!
- Wendy R
Patient Review By Else W
I went in for an extraction, they took such great care of me. They were very informative from start to finish, I felt very secure in their care. I had an oral injection to numb the area, after the medicine wore off I had no swelling what so ever nor pain. It was just beautifully done all around. Great place and staff! CHEERS to you ALL!!! Many Thanks!
- Else W
Patient Review By Cedric B
I am leaving this rating review after the comments left by my 98 year old father after his visit. He said that he was amazed that there was no pain at all with the two teeth being pulled with a local anesthetic. It went very quickly and was over with almost before he knew it had begun. Thank you
- Cedric B
Patient Review By Patricia Y
Everyone very pleasant under my unpleasant, tooth pulling, circumstances.
- Patricia Y