Tooth Extractions

You and 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, Dr. Wagner will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

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. 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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Gentle and Fantastic Dentist! See you again!

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Patient Review from Nancy P

Dr. Wagner is a devout Christian man. That meant so much to me! Excellent Doctor!!!!!

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Patient Review from Mary L

It was perfect! I was so happy with all...I'm a chicken when it comes to a dentist. Dr. Wagner changed all that! His staff was so friendly! They answered my questions. Dr. Wagner took the time to pray before pulling my tooth. After the procedure, he came in and said everything went well. I could walk out and we picked up medicine and I rested the rest of the day. I can't believe it. I felt like I never had a tooth extracted! I didn't take any pain medication after a couple applications! Thank you, Dr. Wagner! Thank you, staff! God has blessed your work because you gave Him first place by praying--and He blessed me because of you! To God be the Glory! Amen... Praying your mission trip will bring some light to this dark world! Amen...God Bless you all!! It has encouraged me to see your light shine right here in Racine...We need to pray for your ministry. God is Good!! All the time!! Happy Blessed Easter to you!!

- Mary L

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Patient Review from Joe S

Very, helpful, relaxed. I felt well-prepped and confident in Dr's care. Regarding the staff, they were professional, friendly, approachable, and helpful in defusing anxiety.

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Patient Review from David M

Great service!

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Patient Review from Joan Q

I was very pleased. My tooth extraction went flawlessly.

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Patient Review from Linda H

Doctor was down to earth and compassionate and funny-Best dental experience I've ever had.

- Linda H

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Patient Review from Dan K

Dr. Wagner and entire staff are extraordinary. Everyone was friendly and made me as comfortable as possible. Dr. Wagner is very thorough and explained very clearly what needed to be done. Procedure went well and there was little discomfort following the procedure. Because it was a last minute appointment, we brought our baby granddaughter. The staff was very helpful to my wife. I cannot say enough positive comments about Dr. Wagner and staff.

- Dan K

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Patient Review from linda r

Excellent experience

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Patient Review from John J

Dr. Wagner and staff excel in all aspects of the procedures done; before during and after.

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Patient Review from Doris C

The young ladies in the office are extra sweet and nice!

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Patient Review from Clayton S

All personnel were very friendly and professional. Dr. Wagner did an excellent job removing two of my teeth and putting me at ease while doing so. I liked the brochure in the waiting area that tells about his family and some staff members that go on mission trips to other countries doing dental work. Dr. Wagner mentioned he also is a member of a group of dentists that do dental work in different areas in Wisconsin for those that financially cannot afford proper dental care.

- Clayton S

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Patient Review from Patty Sue P

You let me see our Father, in man. You and your staff let me peep at the Father on earth. I love and thank you all. You calmed me and made me feel safe and loved by you all. I pray you will always be in the Lord's presence. Yours in Christ, P. S. P.

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