Tooth Extractions

Thinking of having a tooth pulled?

You and Dr. Conforti, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Salomon or Dr. Saggese 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. Conforti, Johnson, Salomon or Saggese will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.

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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.

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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Coastal Connecticut Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

5 out of 5 stars based on 16 Tooth Extractions reviews.

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One of my molars has been bothering me for like 6months. I began a root canal in NY and then my family relocated to CT. During the transition my temporary filling began to dissipate and my tooth became hallow and cracked. I visited a dentist close to my new home to just get the tooth extracted but I was told the tooth was rather large so it would need to be surgically removed. At that point I didn’t feel comfortable having this procedure done by anyone other than an oral surgeon . Due to personal circumstances I had to wait about two weeks prior to scheduling , during this time my tooth became EXTREMELY painful and I was unable to eat , sleep or even think clearly because of the constant pressure of the tooth causing severe headaches. I was referred to about 6 offices ( 5 of of which did not have immediate availability ) . I was able to get an appointment at Coastal Connecticut Oral & Maxillofacial surgery (Hamden location) for the following Monday I just had to make it through the weekend!!! Entering the office the receptionist was friendly but the real rock stars were all in the back! The dental assistants were completely warm , welcoming and funny. I was ecstatic to see the dentist (Dr. Salomon) was cut from the same cloth! During my appointment they kept me engaged , comfortable and literally held my hand through the procedure. They were not only knowledgeable but relatable as everyone shared similar random life stories to keep me in high spirits and distracted from the procedure. Dr. Salomon made sure I was completely numb and talked me through the scary sounds that I heard but never felt! A few of the team members are from the Guilford office and just happened to be working in Hamden today. (LUCKY ME!!) I entered with such an extreme level of anxiety and nervousness left the office feeling like my warm bubbly self before the problems with my tooth began. Visiting the dentist gives MILLIONS of people such fear from horrible past experiences that we tend to neglect our dental health. With a practice like Coastal Connecticut it’s finally possible to not only practice better dental hygiene but to be excited about your next dental appointment. Bravo Coastal Connecticut you’ve gained an entire family of patients!

- Jennifer E

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A well run practice with professionalism and care. Dr. Salomon and assistant Omar, in addition to the entire office staff, are the real deal. I'd give them 10 stars if I could!

- John K

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The staff extends themselves in a friendly comfortable manner. I had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. David Salomon, who is kind and committed to his patient's. He took the time making sure I was ok, and while I wouldn't be in a hurry to have a dental procedure, when or if the time comes, I would definitely go and see him again and recommend his expertise highly. The view is very beautiful and calming looking at the water.

- jayne k

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The best oral surgeon in CT ! After suffering for a week with a cavity out of this world , I was lead to this awesome facility and I couldn’t have been more satisfied. From the time I called to place the appt to me checking out from the procedure , I was shown nothing but professional and hospitality. I’m so happy I met Dr . Seg , the awesome other surgeon and the tech . They had me in and out in less than a hour and had my meds sent to the pharmacy to insure that I didn’t suffer anymore after the extraction. Please go here ! I’m sending all my family here for there oral needs ! This place is a God send ! Thank you guys again , I feel like my old self .

- Caprice T

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I can say , with no hesitation, that over the span of my 70 years I’ve had multiple doctor visits, procedures and a handful of operations. This cast of doctors, assistants and staff were superior to any I’ve encountered in my lifetime. They were professional,prompt,respectful ,kind and gentle. They are truly the model for all businesses.

- Carol C

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The staff was so helpful & very friendly! Dr. Saggase and his Assistants were amazing! A very relaxed and comfortable setting in the mist of your child’s extractions!! Thank you for making it as smooth as possible!

- Laura B

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Thank you to Dr. Nick Saggese and his assistant Omar they were absolutely amazing. I was very concerned with the local from my past experience, but Dr. Saggese handled everything gently and I did not feel any pain. I would seriously recommend him to anyone needing an extraction done!

- James D

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Dr.Segesse did a good job extracting a cracked tooth.

- Steve H

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Dr. Saggese is a fantastic oral surgeon! I was in need of a tooth extraction and was very apprehensive. Dr. Saggese did a wonderful job explaining what was going to be done and what to expect! The entire procedure took less than 15 minutes and was virtually painless ! Thank you Dr. Saggese for being so patient with me and for doing such a wonderful job Adele P

- Adele P

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Didn't manage to finish my first review attempt, so here we go. You have a great staff - pleasant and knowledgeable. My procedure went very quickly and smoothly. The directions given for the recovery process were excellent. The only thing that was tough was doing the extensive initial documentation. Fortunately, you have an electronic version so it can be done before one comes in, which is hat I did. Seems this could be greatly streamlined, though, but I have found these days that this is often the case everywhere. (By the way, I have NO IDEA what the SIMS text message mentioned below is.)

- Edward W

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Dr.Salamon was awesome! Thank you for squeezing me in!

- Michele O

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Before deciding to have the oral surgeons at Coastal CT Oral Surgery extract a tooth, I read all the great reviews and decided to see for myself. Well, I wasn't disappointed at all because Dr Salomon and his staff were just great. I would highly recommend them.

- Marcie M

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I am still in awe about how well my appointment went. I am not a fan of the dentist in general but had an emergency & they listened to me were concerned & got me an appointment as soon as possible even in this pandemic!! The staff was excellent & very friendly. The Doctor was beyond amazing!! I literally felt no pain the whole time & that has never happened. He walked me through the whole process gave me a heads up when he was using something I fear. I would 100% go back & wish he wasn't just an oral surgeon because I would have him be my dentist!! I give them 100 stars!!

- Caroline P

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I would greatly recommend this office and Dr. Solomon! I’m the biggest baby and didn’t shed a tear. I left with a smile and know if I need another extraction would definitely go here and my anxiety would be less! Thank you to all!

- Deb P

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The in office experience was wonderful. My daughter loved Josie. Her and Dr Solomon made the extractions a breeze for my 9-yr-old.

- Christina A

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Fantastic visit.

- Nadina J

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