Dental Extractions (Tooth Removal)Teeth may need to be removed for a number of reasons, usually due to extensive decay, periodontal or ‘gum’ disease, or trauma resulting in painful, fractured, abscessed and/or loose teeth. In some non-emergency situations involving one or several teeth, we will evaluate and treat you at the same visit provided we use local anesthesia (often referred to as ‘Novocain®’). If your dentist has recently taken x-rays which show all of the teeth in question, please bring them with you to your appointment. Most patients prefer not to return to work on the day a tooth is extracted, usually because of minor post-extraction bleeding and discomfort. We will provide you with post-operative instructions, extra gauze and a prescription for pain medication or antibiotics (if indicated) after your treatment is complete. Post-operative instructions can also be found HERE. You can expect mild to moderate discomfort for a few days following the extraction. There may be some swelling, stretching of your lip, or bruising. In general, you should start to feel better after 2-3 days. If you do not, please let us know.
If you prefer to be sedated or ‘go to sleep’, a preoperative appointment to evaluate you and discuss anesthesia options is mandatory. This allows us the opportunity to review your medical history, determine what procedure(s) are needed and otherwise prepare you for your procedure.
If your medical history is complex and you are taking a number of prescribed medications, we may need to discuss your dental treatment with your physician before we can treat you. Please bring a list of all medications you are currently taking with you to your first appointment.
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Daniel H. De Tolla, DDS, MD, PA
Everyone was Extremely Warm Friendly and Caring making the process so much easier. Thank you especially Dan & Michelle.
- Christine R
The extraction was performed under extreme duress: due to impending open heart surgery, my anxiety level was unusually high and we are all in the middle of a health care crisis from Covid 19. The staff was polished and professional in all aspects. Dr. Snow was exceptional in describing his every action and what to expect. The manner of Michelle and Dr. Snow was terribly reassuring. His skill in performing the extraction exceeded my previous experience with other dental practices. The overall atmosphere in the office was calming. No one, I am certain, likes to have a tooth extracted. But the work done by Dr. Snow and everyone else made it a pleasure.
- Paul B
Tonsay I was nervous is an understatement. To be truthful, I have not kept up with my dental care in years. After seeing another dentist I was referred to Dr. DeTolla’s office for my extraction. I was able to get an appointment the next day. They made sure I was comfortable the entire time. I did not feel judged for my lack of dental care. I was treated like I mattered to them. My concerns were heard and taken into consideration. My extraction tool place in less then am hour and they made sure I understood all my instructions. I am so happy with Michelle and Dr. Snow. Thank you!
- Jennifer W
I have never felt so comfortable at a dental appointment and I've had many. The staff and Doctors go above and beyond to make their patients feel at ease every step of the way and I will highly recommend my friends and family to this facility.
- Rebecca S
Your entire staff was incredible. They made you feel welcome and eased you during the visit and I just received my follow up call. 5 stars plus. You need to take your staff out for lunch!
- Eileen D
Allison and Dr. Snow were wonderful. His skill is remarkable. Both were friendly, did a great job of making me as comfortable as possible and succeeded in doing so. I will definitely recommend Dr. Snow to anyone needing an oral surgeon.
- GJ H
Great service. Made an unpleasant experience much more manageable. Very friendly and informative. Made sure I was comfortable and knew what to expect each step of the way.
- Renee V
Very happy with the service provided by both doctor and staff
- Don S
I came in about a year ago for my first extraction. I am an extremely nervous dental patient ! Everyone,from the phone staff, dental assistants and dr. De Tolla, made me feel completely comfortable. I have since had my daughters wisdom teeth done here and have had another extraction. I would absolutely recommend this office to anyone.
- Nancy L
Staff and doctor were very helpful in explaining the procedure to my son and exactly how everything would happen. Friendly bedside manner that made us feel comfortable. Shannon was great and funny!
- Stacey M
In spite of why your there, the staff make it a real pleasure! Folks are considerate, concerned, happy and engaging. They really care!
- Drew O
Dr. De Tolla and staff are amazing! Their careful observations of my anxious 8-year-old made all the difference in the world in successfully removing a baby tooth and extra tooth. They got the job done with flying colors. We are so thankful!
- Lisa F
Going to the oral surgeon was never so much fun
- Kathleen S
Dr. De Tolla and his staff are amazing, they all went above and beyond to make me comfortable while in their care. I would highly recommend this office to anyone!
- Aimee M
Everyone made me so comfortable in an uncomfortable situation! Thanks so much , cannot recommend enough.
- Mary W