You and Dr. McDonnell, Dr. Kimberly or Dr. Klein 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. McDonnell, Kimberly or Klein will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
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
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Patient Review By David C
Dr. Klein is genuinely kind and caring; as is the entire staff there at the Stow office. I am 76 years old and had never before had a wisdom tooth extracted; so I was quite apprehensive. Dr. Klein was so kind to me! He was sincerely compassionate and put my mind at ease before the procedure. I could tell by the way he treated me that he is genuinely empathetic. I highly recommend Dr. Klein and especially to anyone who, like me, is "elderly." He will treat you with respect. Within moments of first meeting him you will realize that you have made the right decision.
- David C
Patient Review By Jim G
We all dread anything dental related and a tooth extraction is never at the top of anyone's list! Everyone I encountered AO&MS was professional and courteous. The procedure was painless and all my 'dread' was for naught! Thank you Dr. Klein for your 'every guy' professionalism and kindness. Had I known ahead of time that you were a WVU sports enthusiast, we could have had some Coach Huggins conversation!
- Jim G
Patient Review By Karen N
Normally, a tooth extraction is not a pleasant experience but the Doctor, and all the Staff members, helped make this a experience something that will be remembered in the positive rather than the negative. As mentioned, everyone here was terrific and caring, but kuddos to Marcy who, besides Dr. Kimberly, provided us with information to follow and helped us to our vehicle and made us feel like part of the AOMS family.
- Karen N
Patient Review By Antonia W
My overall experience at the AOMS office in Norton, Ohio was absolutely fantastic! Dr. McDonnell, and the entire staff did a great job! I would recommend this office to everyone! I got three teeth pulled, and I didn’t feel any pain at all. Dr. McDonnell , and nurses were so comforting, caring, gentle, and so friendly. The AOMS Norton, Ohio office really takes very good care of their patients. They’re the best! Such a wonderful team! Thumbs up, and a round of applause to all of them in the Norton, Ohio office! Fantastic!
- Antonia W
Patient Review By Mark G
Thank you for everything. I am recovering very well. I highly recommend this office with Dr. Kimberly.. Thank you all again !!
- Mark G
Patient Review By Tessa N
My overall experience was painless. The nurses were very complimentary and assured me to call anytime with issues I may experience. The procedure was painless and quick. My only regret is that I didn't come to this office sooner for my previous dental work. I will return with any problems or questions I have in the future. Thank you!
- Tessa N
Patient Review By Greg D
You could not find better doctor or staff anywhere. Cured my fear of dentists and literally changed my life.
- Greg D
Patient Review By Cynthia M
Made me feel comfortable considering that I had to have a tooth extracted! Doctor was very professional and gentle.
- Cynthia M
Patient Review By Ed S
The entire staff was very nice, helpful, knowledgeable and very polite. The extraction took only about a minute and Dr McDonnell was extremely skilled. No Pain at all.
- Ed S
Patient Review By Laura M
The entire staff made my appointment the best it could be. It is a good feeling to know that the staff and doctor really do care over and beyond!
- Laura M
Patient Review By Lori D
This place is top notch! I have been to all three locations and Always have a great experience! The staff members are so friendly and knowledgeable and go out of their way to make sure your experience is the best that it can be! My family and I have always seen Dr Dave Kimberly. He is absolutely wonderful, so caring and every procedure he has done has been flawless and the healing time is very minimal! I can't say enough good things about this group. I would give 10 stars if I could.
- Lori D
Patient Review By Dedra P
Simply the best customer care! Every staff member I came into contact with went above and beyond my expectations. Dr. McDonnell is so compassionate and made my experience as comfortable as possible. I will definitely be returning for future needs and recommending AOMS to all friends and family.
- Dedra P