Tooth Removal in Kansas City

Tooth Extractions

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Local anesthesia or IV sedation

Expected Downtime:

3 to 5 days of moderate soreness

Procedure Length:

20 minutes

# of Treatments Needed:


Removing Teeth For Better Health

While we try to avoid tooth extractions as much as possible, sometimes, we determine that tooth removal in Kansas City is necessary for optimal oral health. At Facial Surgery Group, we will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth to treat you with the best possible method.

How Tooth Extractions Work

At the time of extraction, your oral surgeon will need to numb your tooth and the gums in the area with a local anesthetic. You will feel some pressure during the extraction process, regardless of local anesthetic, during your tooth removal in Kansas City. This sensation comes from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal. You will feel the pressure but will not feel pain.

Sectioning of Teeth

In some instances, there will not be enough tooth material to hold onto during the extraction process. In order to remove the tooth, a dental handpiece will be used to cut, or section, your tooth into multiple pieces to easily remove them. Afterward, your oral surgeon may decide a suture will be necessary to hold your gums in place.

Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Your general dentist may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because of decay while others may have advanced periodontal disease. Teeth can also fracture in a way that cannot be repaired.

Dedicated To Patient Comfort

At Facial Surgery Group, we take extreme pride in the work we do. Our oral surgeons and staff are all devoted to providing the best oral health care in Kansas City. We employ pleasant, passionate people who care about our patients’ experience from the moment you schedule through completion of your treatment, and beyond.

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Patient Stories

  • I grew up without much dental care. I was embarrassed by my teeth. I guess that somewhere along the lines, I learned to hide my smile. Then I had kids and naturally, their needs came first; music lessons, sports, braces, college. When the last one graduated from college, my husband insisted that it was my turn. My new teeth are beautiful. My husband says it was worth every penny. He says, “Happy Wife, Happy Life”.

    - CG

  • I was so afraid to have my tooth pulled that I didn’t sleep the night before. Everybody there was so nice and made me feel so comfortable that it was a piece of cake. I don’t know how to thank you enough.

    - GM

  • I recently got my third implant over the last ten years from the Facial Surgery Group. Once again, all the staff I interacted with were professional, friendly and skilled at their jobs. I highly recommend them.

    - ACR

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Frequently Asked Questions About Tooth Extractions