Extractions

You, along with Dr. Lucas, Dr. Seghi or Dr. Lamping, 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. Lucas, Dr. Seghi or Dr. Lamping will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

The 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

After tooth extraction, it’s important for a blood clot to form to stop the bleeding and begin the healing process. Bite on a gauze pad for 30-45 minutes immediately after the appointment. If the bleeding or oozing still persists, place another gauze pad and bite firmly for another 30 minutes. You may have to do this several times to staunch the flow of blood.

After the blood clot forms it is important to not disturb or dislodge the clot. Do not rinse vigorously, suck on straws, smoke, drink alcohol or brush teeth next to the extraction site for 72 hours. These activities may dislodge or dissolve the clot and hinder the healing process. Limit vigorous exercise for the next 24 hours, as this increases blood pressure and may cause more bleeding from the extraction site.

After the tooth is extracted you may feel some pain and experience some swelling. An ice pack or an unopened bag of frozen peas or corn applied to the area will keep swelling to a minimum. Take pain medications as prescribed. The swelling usually subsides after 48 hours.

Use pain medication as directed. Call our office if the medication doesn’t seem to be working. If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time even if signs and symptoms of infection are gone. Drink lots of fluids and eat nutritious, soft food on the day of the extraction. You can eat normally as soon as you are comfortable.

It is important to resume your normal dental routine after 24 hours. This should include brushing and flossing your teeth at least once a day. This will speed healing and help keep your mouth fresh and clean.

After a few days you should feel fine and can resume your normal activities. If you have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, or a reaction to the medication, call our office immediately.

Cincinnati Oral Surgeons, Inc

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You all were so kind. Thank you. I was so nervous, but your friendly professionalism put my mind at ease. THANK YOU, Ashley, Dan, Gigi, Dr. Lucas, Kiki, and Laura, You couldn't have been better! Great customer service! And great care!

- Linda S

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I have gone to this practice and seen Dr. Lucas a couple of times and I cannot say enough nice things about him and his staff and how they treat their patients. Everyone of them was extremely caring from the time you walk in the door. Dr. Lucas answered all my questions and made me feel at ease. Also I think it is wonderful that Dr. Lucas calls and checks to see how you are doing. They are all wonderful!!!

- Linda H

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I just want to say thank you. You are all professional and nice people. I felt comfortable from the very start. Its important you know, how much of a difference you make. Good people.

- John B

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Dr. Seghi is a very professional and caring Doctor. I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone in need of an Oral Surgeon. He made me feel relaxed and feel very confident in his care. He even called me at 5pm the evening of my oral surgery to be sure I was doing well, a very kind and meaningful thing for him to do.

- Mark M

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Great experience. Staff explained everything either in person, on their web site or in printed materials. Office was exceptionally clean and bright. Everything was right on time. Doctor Lucas called mid evening the day of surgery to check up on me (that must have been a long day for him). Great service! I would recommend this practice to anyone!

- Ken K

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Every staff member was awesome, from the front desk to the surgical suite. They were very friendly, and put me at ease, and we had a few laughs.The dental assistant during the extraction was a gem! My apologies for not remembering her name. Her patient interaction is very caring & professional. Dr. Lucas is great at what he does. I was comfortable through the entire extraction, and after the procedure, I NEVER had any pain! I recommend him highly to everyone.

- Renita H

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All aspects of my experience was above my expectations. I really hope I do not need your services in the future but, if I do that is where I will go.

- Dan W

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I've had numerous dental procedures over the years...numerous unpleasant and also a number of pleasant..all of which have qualified me to make knowledgeable comparisons. I was referred to Cincinnati Oral Surgeons last year for an extraction, and found that it was the most pain free and pleasant of my lifetime. Needless to say, when I needed the expected removal of another this year I asked my dentist to refer me again to Dr. Robert Lucas. This time I would like to elaborate: Starting with Lisa to schedule my appointment & greet me upon arrival...wonderful experience with a smile in her voice and on her face. In the well staffed procedure room I met the smiling faces of Emily, Laykin, Savannah & Dan, all of whom were much like a professional make-you-happy team. I couldn't remember exactly what Dr. Lucas looked like from my original experience, and his Covid-19 headgear made him look more like Darth Vadar 🙂 (everything was sterile, all were masked, and the extra precautions were quite evident and showed the preparation in advance). I was a bit hesitant because my tooth was only partial and had broken off under a crown...but his skill and ease of operation almost immediately let me know that this was indeed the same "tooth magician" who had effortlessly and painlessly removed a whole tooth the year before. I felt a slight movement in my bone and wondered if the tooth was out yet, and almost simultaneously felt the spider steps of his thread on my lip as he was already suturing up the wound. SCORE ANOTHER PERFECT PERFORMANCE! Oh, yes. I will recommend Cincinnati Oral Surgeons to anyone who asks!

- Gary K

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I would highly recommend Dr. Seghi for dental surgery. He is very skilled and a very nice person. I appreciated his follow-up call with me the night of my surgery. His assistant, Daniel Boone, was also very helpful and called me back to answer some of my questions. This is a very professional dental practice.

- Susan L

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April 7, 2020 Letter to referring Dentist: Hi Dr. Nymberg, I hope this message finds you, your family and staff well, safe and healthy during this COVID19 period! I want to let you and your staff know how much my 87-year old mom really appreciated coming to your office, starting with the reception at the front window, meeting your assistant and you during her 1st visit. She appreciated the attention and patience to hear and answer her questions, address her needs and concerns. She said to me " This is the most comfortable dentist visit in my entire life"! She also want to thank you for the referral to Dr. Lucas to pull one of her teeth. Again, she felt that it was the best experience of having her tooth pulled in her entire life! Dr. Lucas and his staff were wonderful (from reception, to prep and in handling payment). She was pleasantly surprised and appreciated the follow-up phone call conversation she received, directly from Dr. Lucas, to check up on her. I can report that Mom is doing well and is planning to return to Dr. Lucas to remove one additional lower tooth before she returns to your office to update her lower partial. She is managing without the lower partial right now, but her food choices are very limited. We will schedule with Dr. Lucas and then with you as soon as we can. Take care, stay safe, healthy and know that I appreciate you and your staff for creating the best experiences for my family for the past 11 years and the best ever for my Mom! James B

- James B

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Dr. Seghi was extremely professional in explaining the procedure before oral surgery was performed. I have had some difficulty with pain/healing and Dr. Seghi has been seeing me as often as needed to care for my needs. Very compassionate and knowledgeable I highly recommend Dr. Seghi.

- Barbara Ann H

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Yesterday, October 14, I had an appointment at the Sharonville office to have my wisdom tooth removed. One of the staff members informed me that it was just for a consultation, not for the surgery. I was so disappointed. She was so apologetic and I proceeded to fill out the required paper work. When I met with Dr. Seghi I explained my situation and he said he would do the removal since he had the Xray and all my information. He immediately put me at ease. He was not only so professional but his procedure was as painless as possible. He was so kind and personable. The staff at check-out was so thorough with follow-up instructions and so friendly. I am so grateful that I had Dr. Seghi as my surgeon. I will be recommending Cincinnati Oral Surgeons to my friends and family.

- Joanne B

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Staff were extremely courteous and friendly. Very knowledgeable. Surgeon took his time in explaining the procedure to both myself and my spouse. The surgeon spent time with me and I never felt that he was rushing me. My spouse, myself and both my children have all used these oral surgeons and I will continue to recommend them to everyone.

- Kim S

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Best oral surgeon I have ever been to! Excellent staff all around. Everyone did their best to help me relax and get me through the procedure, all with kind smiles and caring support. I highly recommend this office of true professionals for anyone looking for an oral surgeon.

- Bryan M

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE Dr. Lamping. He is so amazing. The staff is very knowledgeable as well. Overall wonderful experience.

- Lisa F

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I am fortunate that a relative recommended Dr. Robert Lucas when I was looking for an oral surgeon to extract my number 19 tooth. I cannot thank Dr. Lucas and his staff enough for making the experience such a pleasant one. The surgery was quick and with very little discomfort. Now less than two months later, the tooth area is completely healed and it's as if it never happened (except the painful abscessed tooth is long gone). I highly recommend Dr. Lucas.

- Diane J

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What an amazing improvement vs. my last extraction! Dr. Lucas administered lidocaine (local anesthesia) into the tissue above my left front tooth to numb me for the procedure. He warned me about the coming "pinch". I waited - and waited - for the expected pain - yet felt nothing! In future, if I need an oral surgeon, I promise you, I wil be returning to Dr. Lucas! In fact, I set up a consultation to see whether I might be a candidate for an implant for an upper molar and I have heard enough implant "horror stories" to have previously caused me to reject implants resoundingly.

- Anni M

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I just want to thank everyone involved in having my Number 12 root extracted yesterday. You all did an amazing job, especially the kind girl who allowed me to squeeze her hand during the procedure. This was a savior for me, and any noise or protestations I made were no reflection on Dr Lucas or anyone else, it was just my way of getting through total moment of fear. You all did an amazing job. I got home and lived as quietly as I could for the rest of the day, the bleeding soon stopped and I have had no further pain whatsoever. Thank-you all so much. Duncan

- Duncan M

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Thank you Dr. Seghi. Having your MD and DDS license is reassuring. "Transplants" do discuss physicians and dentists, as we travel the country. You and your office referrals are at the top of my list. My Best Ellen

- Ellen M

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I would definitely recommend Dr Lamping & definitely return for treatment in the future. Just a terrific job by all involved.

- Robert M

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