Tooth Extraction in Our Office
It is always our goal to save our patients’ natural teeth whenever possible. However, from time to time, a tooth becomes too decayed or damaged, and it must be extracted. Fortunately, technology, technique and anesthesia have come a long way over the years, enabling us to provide you with a safe, comfortable and quick extraction right here in our office.
Common Conditions Resulting in Extraction:
- Severe Decay
- Periodontal Disease
- Impacted Teeth
- Orthodontic Preparation
The Importance of Natural Teeth
As mentioned above, saving your natural teeth is always our preference, as they play a significant role in the health of your jawbone, which requires regular stimulation to maintain bone structure. A missing tooth will quickly lead to jawbone loss. For this reason, Potter, Tancredi, Montefalco, Eden, Kapp, Davis, Bojrab, Beker, Pruitt, Schier, Moenning or Montes may recommend a special grafting procedure at the same time as your extraction to prevent jawbone loss and provide favorable conditions for a dental implant down the road.
Having a Tooth Extracted
The process of tooth extraction includes local anesthesia so that you don’t feel any pain, and additional anesthesia as needed to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. The procedure itself typically takes less than an hour, and results and recovery are very safe and predictable.
Recovery and Home Care
The most important things to know about recovery from a tooth extraction are:
- Blood Clots: It is very important to form a strong blood clot following surgery. You can help the process by biting on a gauze pad for about an hour following the procedure.
- Straws and Smoking: Do not use straws (or tobacco products) for several days following the surgery, as this will dislodge the clot, resulting in a very painful condition called “dry socket.”
- Pain: As the anesthesia wears off, you may experience soreness for a few days. Patients are typically able to manage the pain adequately with over the counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen. Any necessary prescription medicines will be discussed prior to your surgery.
- *Note: Specific tooth extraction home care instructions will be given prior to surgery, and we are here to answer any additional questions you have.
If you’ve been told you need an extraction, you’re not alone — in fact, most people will have a tooth extracted at some point during their life. Our doctors are here to provide you with the best care possible — offering a safe, seamless experience — please call us at Administration Office Phone Number 317-913-2363 with any questions.
Patient Reviews for Tooth Extraction
Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates is an excellent Surgery Center All employees are so nice and friendly Every one is professional I had an excellent experience with Dr Eden and Lea make you feel so comfortable
- Greg G
Due to some bad experiences, I have severe anxiety for dental work, especially oral surgery. I’m 8 hours post-op from 2 extractions, haven’t taken any medication and am pain free. Dr. Kirkup was aware of my anxiety so he explained everything thoroughly, and quickly while still being kind and empathetic. While I’m still searching for the perfect dentist, I will not see any other oral surgeon. Thank you Dr. Christopher Kirkup!
- Tonya E
Dr. Montefalco and the staff are the best with an actual extraction as well as all the details before and after. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
- Elizabeth K
They'll take good care of you.
- Kennie J
Dr. Eden was very nice and put me at ease. She gave me the least painful numbing shot I’ve ever had, and due to bad teeth most of my adult life I’ve had a lot of them! Over all an appointment that I had been dreading and almost cancelled out of fear went very well and less traumatic than expected. I would highly recommend!
- Martha J
I was terrified & was cared for with such patience and understanding. I will be 70 in 3 months & these sort of things really send my body into shock. I was allowed to rest a bit when it was done. I had another tooth pulled at another Denist & the second it was out she pushed a button on the chair which set me up so fast & straight I thought I was being launched into space. It was callous & rude. I have auto immune issues & add my age this is quite an ordeal. However your staff made me so comfortable I cannot thank you enough! But I shall try: thank you, thank you, thank! Lol
- Mary P
My grandma had a tooth extracted a few weeks ago and had her follow up appointment today. During both visits, the front office staff were so very kind and welcoming. Dr. Montes was wonderful both visits and was very patient when grandma felt the need to share her whole medical history. She has sung his praises since the procedure because she had no pain, swelling or soreness (not even in the roof of the mouth where her numbed her). If we ever need any further oral surgery we will without a doubt go back.
- Kelsey A
This is one of the best run medical offices I've experienced. It runs like a well oiled machine with very good personal interactions from a patient perspective. This kind of experience is harder to find so it made the experience even more positive. The referral process, scheduling, calling back when I had questions were all seamless. The office staff is efficient, professional and polite and kind. The surgical assistant was very professional and worked well with Dr Schier. Dr Schier provided information in a detailed manner and was willing to answer a lot of questions for a first time extraction. Our family had two experiences at IOMSA (routine wisdom teeth under sedation and unexpected extraction without sedation) with Dr Schier at this facility. Both experiences were impressive enough to write a review (I don't usually do reviews). Especially commendable and wanted to share our reviews in this day of rushing medical procedures. HIGHLY recommend for extractions and other evaluations/procedures although I don't have experiences with other procedures there.
- Denise M