Tooth Extractions by Ueno Center Dental Specialists

Periodontist Campbell CA

You and Dr. Ueno, Dr. Chung, Dr. Litch and Dr. Bui 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. Ueno, Dr. Chung, Dr. Litch and Dr. Bui will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

For additional information about Tooth Extractions or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Ueno, Chung, Litch and Bui, please contact us our Campbell CA office at Ueno Dental Center Phone Number 408-371-7616 or

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 as we can administer more anesthetic to eliminate the feeling of pain. If your tooth is infected, it can sometimes be more difficult to get these teeth numb and ample anesthetic will be necessary.

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”.