General Tooth Extraction
Removing an Unhealthy, Damaged, or Deteriorated Tooth
The town of Crystal Lake is filled with friendly faces, and we love to keep our community smiling. When a tooth is beyond saving through other means, extraction is recommended to protect the remaining teeth. Dr. Lehman and Dr. Menis have decades of experience providing a wide range of procedures, including the surgical removal of teeth. After your extraction procedure, we will be happy to discuss options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants or the full-arch restoration procedure.
Tooth Extraction Process
General tooth extraction is typically an outpatient procedure that can often be performed using local anesthesia. When you come to see us for a consultation, we may take 3D scans of your mouth and face to get more detailed images of your condition. In every case, our team will make sure that you are at ease and comfortable before your treatment takes place. Please let us know if you are feeling anxious so that we can provide you with additional anesthesia or sedation options.
For teeth that are visible above the gum line and not impacted, your oral surgeon will typically use a special tool to loosen the tooth before removing it with forceps. For extractions that are more complicated, or if your tooth is impacted (trapped beneath the gums, either under the gum tissue and/or bone), your oral surgeon may need to make a small incision in your gums or remove a small amount of bone to extract the tooth. After the procedure, your surgeon may use stitches to close the incision.
You will receive detailed pre- and post-operative instructions from our office that will outline everything you need to know about what to do before and after your procedure. Following these instructions will help to ensure you have an optimal experience and result.
When Are Extractions Recommended?
If other restorative options such as crowns, fillings, and root canals have failed to repair the tooth, or if the affected tooth is threatening the health of the surrounding teeth, it may be time to have a tooth removed.
You may need an extraction if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Tooth crowding
- Failed restorative treatments
- Extreme tooth damage
- An impacted tooth
- Advanced gum disease
- A severe infection or tooth decay
- A malformed tooth
Hear From General Tooth Extraction Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing general tooth extraction at our office.
Reviews From Our General Tooth Extraction Patients
Radka Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is Radka, and I live in Barrington. I came to Lehman and Menis for an extraction, graft, and implant. The staff was very present and attentive. Dr. Lehman has a special gift. He puts you at ease the moment he walks into the room. My overall experience at Lehman and Menis was very pleasant and successful. I would definitely recommend Lehman and Menis Oral Surgery to anybody that’s looking to have either implant or extractions or any other type of oral surgery."
Steven Reviews His General Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is Steven. I live in Cary. I came to Lehman and Menis Oral Surgery for extractions. When I first walked in, the staff made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. The team was supportive, smiling, friendly, very easygoing. Dr. Menis is awesome, he goes over everything. The procedure went excellent. They took care of everything perfectly well. My experience here was very pleasant. I would highly recommend Lehman and Menis Oral Surgery to anyone in Crystal Lake."
Lexi Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is Lexi. I live in Cary. I came to see Dr. Menis for extractions. It was very welcoming here. The team is very sweet. They did take very good care of me. Dr. Menis is very nice. When I first came in, I think he could tell I was very, very nervous, and he was able to calm my nerves. It was very nice to be here and have him be the doctor taking care of me. My overall experience here is very good. If you live in Algonquin and you need a great oral surgeon, come see Dr. Menis."
Carol Reviews Her General Tooth Extraction ProcedureWatch Review
"My name is Carol. I live in Lake in the Hills, Illinois. I came to Lehman and Menis for some extractions. When you first walk into the practice, you are greeted very warmly. Dr. Menis is one of the best doctors you’ll ever meet in your entire life. He will calm your nerves faster. He is the most down-to-earth doctor you’ll ever meet. Now that I’ve got my three extractions, I feel fantastic. It was quick, efficient. The recovery was phenomenal. I would highly recommend that if you live in Lake in the Hills, or any surrounding suburbs, if you need any oral surgery, this is the place to go."