Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Eichner, Dr. Smiga, Dr. Davies or Dr. Robertson 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. Eichner, Smiga, Davies or Robertson 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

For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.

Tooth Extraction Reviews

Pittsburgh Oral Surgery, PC

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I had a wonderful experience and I will definitely recommend this office to family and friends.

- Chakarian R

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Friendly,helpful and professional

- Sybil V

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Great staff & Doctors! Nice and friendly and made us feel at ease

- Kerrie

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Thanks for your great service

- Boll W

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Everyone was really nice and pleasant

- Natalie G

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eexcellent care in a stressful situation

- Kathy B

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The staff was very helpful and kind, and made every effort to make sure I was comfortable during my procedure.

- Nicollette A

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Janet was excellent and very professional from beginning to the end...she made me very comfortable with making the decision ..if it wasnt for janet i wouldve never had the procedure completed..Cassie was also very nice! This office have a wonderful team !

- Tara P

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Don’t hesitate to come here. It doesn’t get better than here.

- Larry T

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For as scared as I was, the staff made me feel comfortable. The procedure was super quick and Dr. Robertson was great.

- Beth S

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Everyone was extremely friendly and made me feel comfortable and safe. Dr Davies came highly recommended to me by my surgeon Dr Eric Weng and I can understand why. She is awesome and was very thorough when explaining the procedure. I was totally comfort with her doing the procedure and I would highly recommend her. Mike who administered the Anesthesia was Also extremely thorough And I was totally at ease.

- Lucia P

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I am very pleased with the service I received form Sarah D. Davies, D.D.S.,MD she took great care of me and I really appreciate it she is the best, I also would like to thank the staff for being so polite and helpful you all come highly recommended in my book thanks again

- kevin j

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Very friendly and knowledgeable.

- troy s

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They couldn't have been more helpful. Everything was handled professionally.

- Robert K

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Friendly and efficient staff. Nice office environment.

- Edward P

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very good professional service.

- Michael Zaretsky z

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Quick, easy and painless.

- Abbie E

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Pleasant, accommodating staff. I forgot to take my meds before having my dental procedure done, but no problem. They had the meds I needed right there. That was a plus!!! Or I would have had to reschedule. I really liked Dr. Eichner and that he explained everything he did while performing the extraction. He was wonderful. I felt no pain and the procedure was quick and thorough.

- Vicki R

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Dr. Smiga squeezed me in at the end of the day for my upper wisdom teeth extractions. He made me feel so at ease and laugh my nerves away! I would recommend him and Pittsburgh Oral Surgery to anyone with their amazing patient care!

- Kaitlin D

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Very friendly .

- pamela B

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I cannot express how grateful I am for the accommodations made for me with my tooth emergency. I was made to feel as comfortable and at ease as much as a new patient could. The procedure itself was quick and painless and she made sure I was comfortable and pain free the entire time. Again, I am grateful and WILL recommend this office/practice to my family and friends. Thank you so much.

- Ronald G

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Best care I have ever had

- Theodore S

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Great, efficient, friendly, professional. Easy to speak with and great conversation with concise answers.

- Gloria M

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Dr. Sarah Davies was Excellent. She took such Good Care of Me I was Extremely Nervous when I arrived. Dr. Davies and Her Assistant assured Me that everything would be fine. I was able to relax and proceed with my 10 Teeth Extractions. I would HIGHLY Recommend Dr. Sarah Davies. Thank You Sincerely Debra G.

- Debra G

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Very profesional.

- Robert Z

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Thank you all for taking such great care of me.

- ganele y

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Staff very kind, knowledgeable, and enjoyable to be around.

- Eric B

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Excellent

- Pamela G

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Dr. Robertson was very professional and very nice. The extraction was so quick and easy, it took longer to numb my mouth than to extract the tooth. I had very little bleeding and no pain. Thank you Dr. Robertson.

- Joyce Y

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awesome

- stephen K

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I was pleasantly greeted by all staff members encountered at the office. Friendly conversation certainly made me feel welcome as a new patient.

- Pam L

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Dr. Eichner was quick & efficient, great at informing me what to expect. My extraction was completed problem free & quickly.

- Chris. B

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To Dr. Smiga and the staff Thank you

- Brian P

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Dr. Smiga thank you for making me feel comfortable through my procedure, having someone that talks to you like you are a friend made my anxiety drop tremendously!

- Cassie A

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Quick, efficient, friendly, painless. What more could you want?

- Richard D

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I wanted to thank Dr Eichner for handling my dental issues of which, I had many. I generally do not like going to dentists because it creates such anxiety for me but Dr Eichner made me feel calm and was such a positive reinforcement with his big smile. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs extra TLC. He is an excellent dentist and a great oral surgeon.

- Anna W

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The staff in Monroeville were nice and welcoming. They were all smiles.

- Jess W

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Dr. Eichner was my doctor and did a fantastic job of explaining the procedure and making sure I was pain free. Following the procedure I was given clear instructions for surgical site care. Additionally, I received a call from Dr. Eichner himself the next morning seeing how I was feeling, which, is the first time I have ever had such an experience!

- Scott H

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The physician was super nice. He was gentle as well, as I told him I was afraid. I felt nothing (which was very important) and was surprised At how quickly both extractions were done. I will recommend him to my friends. His Name is Dr. Friend. Fabulous physician.

- Jeannette B

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