Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Pamula or Dr. Wagner 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. Pamula or Wagner 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 Dr. Wagner 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. Dr. Pamula or Dr. Wagner 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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Patient Review from JUANITA C

Highly recommend Dr. Wagner and staff for extractions and oral surgery. They also work well with local general dentists.

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Dr. Pamula was very professional and fun to work with. I enjoyed meeting him.

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THE DOCTOR TOOK THE TIME TO EXPLAIN EVERYTHING AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. VERY COMPASSIONATE DOCTOR

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Patient Review from Heather G

I had issues with my previous oral surgery recommendation. I called around. Lakeside oral surgery got me in for a same day consultation and the next day surgery. They understood the urgency. Day of procedure they eased my anxiety and all went well. Dr. & staff took great care of me and my needs. Also received a nice follow up call from Dr. Pamula himself the next day. 🙂

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My overall comments for entire office are top rated for pleasantness, knowledge and concern for the patient. They actually made the experience a pleasantly surprising trip to your office. Everything was pleasant. I really had to call my friends to tell them what a wonderful team you have there. All in all it was a great experience! I sure like and am happy to express what a happy experience I had at Lakeside Oral Surgery!!! You must try them as soon as you need them! You will love them too!

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Everyone was sooo! courteous and the procedure went sooo! smoothly.

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Low pain, all questions answered before I could ask.

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Warm waiting area, great staff and Dr. Wagner was very kind, and explained everything.

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Doctor too tall, staff too pretty 😉 Otherwise a very professional surgical group

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MY DAUGHTER AND I BOTH AGREE THAT DR WAGNER AND STAFF ARE THE BEST.

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Patient Review from Stephanie G

Paul S. Pamula, DDS, MD has a comforting mannerism which makes it easy to talk to him. Professional and friendly!

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THE DOCTOR & HIS STAFF WERE PROFESSIONAL, FRIENDLY, AND CARING. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND GOING TO THEM.

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Very professional, comforting staff and doctor. Post-op call made by doctor-very reassuring.

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Patient Review from Randy V

I was very pleased with the staff and how they made me feel comfortable and explained what to expect. I appreciate the phone call by Dr. Wagner following up on the procedure and seeing how I felt.

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Patient Review from Donna L

My situation called for a tooth extraction, which I didn't want to wait for. I called Lakeside Oral and they were quick to respond with an appointment within the next hour. I was both hesitant and desperate. All fears left as soon as I walked into the office and was greeted by a professional and friendly staff. It only got better after that. Dr Pamula was amazing and explained the procedure and put my anxiety to rest. The other thing I really liked was the office explained the financials to me ahead of time, so I wasn't in shock when a bill came. I appreciate this type of professionalism.

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