Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Shen 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. Shen 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”.

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In my fifty plus years I have never been treated so kind as I was at Baystate Oral . Dr Shen brings smiles to you and he has a miraculous way of seeing that you are pain free. I was nervous however Dr Shen and his wonderful assistants made my surgery a complete success. I left with a smile on my face. I recommend Dr. Shen for anyone that wants great doctor that you can trust.

- Gwen R

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I must say I have never been treated with such kindness and expertise. Dr Chen and his staff truly go over and beyond for a patients comfort. I made it throught the extractions and mouth surgery with flying colors. thank u all. I was so relieved to be in an office with great people and one that keeps all safe during the pandemic. the office is spotless and they really keep you safe

- Gwen R

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Truly professional and thorough.

- Don C

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My 6 year old son had two teeth extracted, it was a very quick process. The staff were very friendly and pleasant. I would definitely recommend them.

- Jontaye B

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Very knowledgeable, friendly and supportive. I will be returning and would recommend anyone who needs oral surgery to go to Baystate Oral.

- Anna M

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Everything about my consult and extraction was wonderful. The doctor and staff were just amazing. They made me feel very comfortable and safe during this time of Covid-19. I will highly recommend Dr. Shen and Baystate Oral Surgery to my friends and family. Thanks, Lynne Thurber

- Lynne T

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For the most part everybody was friendly. The woman at the front desk was so nice. Both the doctor’s assistants were great. One even offered to hold my head for support lol, which really helped my nerves. My only complaint was when one of the assistants commented on how nice and white my teeth were, the doctor chimed in and stated, “but now you’ll be missing one.” That was kind of a blow considering how hard of a decision it was to let that tooth go. Overall, it was a good experience. I would just caution the doctor from making insensitive statements in the future. Other than that, he too was also pleasant.

- Aaron T

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Your whole office staff, the doctor and his assistants made for an easy time of a very tough extraction. i would without thought return here if more work on my teeth needed in the future. Thank you to all !!!

- rocky d

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I am afraid of the dentist. Everyone in the office was kind and helpful. I was put under for the extraction. When I woke up it was over. I had minimal pain and it healed quickly. I would recommend this office to a friend.

- Catherine D

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Everyone was very nice, clean and caring.

- Adam B

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Great

- Gary K

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excellent job overall

- Audrey C

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The doctor was great he made me comfortable in a very uncomfortable situation and staff was caring as well

- Ashley H

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Very friendly staff and professional doctor. The surgery didn't hurt at all.

- Lexy J

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This was my 3rd visit with Dr. Shen and staff over 2 years and I find it professionally operated and a good system for the patient. You go in, get the job done, and walk out much better than when you went in! Thank you Dr. Shen and Staff once again!!!!

- Robert D

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Muy amables y atentos con sus pacientes.

- Nancy S

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Couldn’t ask for better service. I was given a discount for paying cash, much appreciated

- Paul B

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Exceptional doctor and service

- Dorothy D

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Everything went very well

- Rich Z

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Amazing job, thank you!

- Tracy K

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