Tooth Extractions

You and Dr. Rodenburg, Dr. MacMenamin, Dr. Brown, Dr. Burns, Dr. Shearen, Dr. Tyler or Dr. Capp 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. Rodenburg, MacMenamin, Brown, Burns, Shearen, Tyler or Capp 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, your surgeon 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 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 and 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”.

The Oral Surgery Center

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Patient Testimonial By Sharon W

Awesome organization from beginning to end. Phone inquiry was answer by staff quickly, who were professional, pleasant and very knowledgeable without 15 transfers. I was thankful for a quick appointment (within a week). Front desk staff knew their stuff and were kind and welcoming. My nurse Emily ... you were awesome. Impressed by her knowledge before, during and after the procedure. Comforting and encouraging me along the way. Dr Chris was professional, reassuring and I know I was in good hands right away. Thank you all. This experience cannot be matched. I was so impressed that I did not have to wait for months to get my extraction taken care of. God Bless You All

- Sharon W

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Patient Testimonial By Nancy L

Everything! From my consult through the checkup phone calls you were all the best. I’ve referred a friend and will certainly refer other people there. I am 70 and still carry around my childhood fear of dentist visits. As pleasant an experience as one would hope for. Thank you to Dr. Brown and all of his staff!!

- Nancy L

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Patient Testimonial By Mary W

Everything. Mom is a 92 year old with tooth cracked at Christmas. She was in such pain that she was incredibly weak. The staff and practitioner were helpful from the moment we got there from helping getting mom out of the car (no wheelchair medical transports available), wheeling her in to letting her stay in her wheelchair. From the moment we got there to the pulling of the tooth staff were there to help and make it as easy as possible. Mom and I are grateful for extraordinary care. The oral surgery center in both Woodbury and Cottage Grove made accommodations for 2 days to make sure her blood levels were okay and moved appointments to accommodate mom’s medical needs. Kind and gracious staff and practitioners!

- Mary W

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Patient Testimonial By Peter N

Everybody at the Stillwater location was so professional and so friendly. I was very nervous and they made me feel at ease. I can’t recommend them enough for anyone who need oral surgery. They are the best!

- Peter N

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Patient Testimonial By Kristina M

The entire process was pleasant, starting with my consultation, and the start of my implant process with the tooth extraction. Dr. Tyler and his staff are professional and friendly. Katie was great and made me feel comforted.

- Kristina M

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Patient Testimonial By Marjorie C

The Oral Surgery Center treated me with kind patience and respect. The receptionist went out of her way to fit me into the schedule at no extra charge to me. She contacted my insurance company so that I knew ahead of time exactly what to expect in terms of cost. The surgery team explained everything to me before it happened so I knew what to expect during the procedure. I was very anxious and the surgery team stepped back and helped me pull myself together before moving on with the procedure. I live an hour's drive away from the clinic and would drive that far again to have the excellent care that I received.

- Marjorie C

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Patient Testimonial By BRIAN W

Everyone at the office as amazing. Very friendly staff. The Dr. and nurse did a great job explaining everything. They were all very professional!!!


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Patient Testimonial By Jane T

This was my second encounter with Dr Rodenburg and his team for an extraction and bone grafting. Another positive experience. Their proficiency is exceptional and their communications are thorough. The Oral Surgery Center will always be my go-to when needed in the future.

- Jane T

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Patient Testimonial By Tom B

Dr. Shearen and his staff were first class, from the front desk to his assistant. I never anticipated it to go that well. Everything was explained in great detail before, during, and after my procedure. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

- Tom B

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Patient Testimonial By Douglas A

Explanation of what procedure was needed for my case in my initial consulatation was excellent. Patient information after the procedure that was expalined to me was also excellent. Of course ice cream to go was great. Fpoolow up phone call was also welcomed.

- Douglas A

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Patient Testimonial By Renee L

First of all, they worked me in for an earlier appointment than scheduled because the pain was getting intolerable. I was thankful to get in sooner and I did not wait very long before they took me back. I chose Novocaine for this procedure as I have had this in the past. This time, and I'm not sure why, I began to panic when parts of my mouth started to go numb. Dr Shearen was so calm and patient with me during all this. He monitored my BP the whole while, talked me through everything, and wouldn't proceed until he knew I was comfortable to continue. Believe me, a dental office is the last place I care to be. That said, I am truly grateful in knowing in time of need, we have these amazing doctors and surgeons and their nurses/assistants, who use not only their learned skills but their gentle demeanor, in making a bad situation into a good experience. I appreciated Dr Shearen's skill in both these areas. Thanks again!

- Renee L

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Patient Testimonial By Marvin M

Everything was great. Very friendly staff. Very professional in every way. Doctor Brown is very calming and reassuring to patients. No Pain

- Marvin M

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Patient Testimonial By Charles R

A very pleasant experience. Great staff (Haley, Jess, Sam) friendly and accommodating. Dr Burns was very good at explaining exactly what was going to happen and during the procedure explained what he was doing. I am 7 hours post surgery and have not experienced any unexpected issues.

- Charles R

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Patient Testimonial By James I

Dr. Rodenburg and his staff were very professional and talented. Communication before and after my visit was excellent. I was particularly impressed with a call from Dr. Rodenburg in the evening of the day of my visit, well after the office was closed. Thank you for the high quality of care that you provided.

- James I

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Patient Testimonial By Ron P

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Procedure went flawless.

- Ron P

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Patient Testimonial By Mike W

My dental appointment was awesome from the start. I had a short meeting to discuss my procedure , insurance and any other questions I may have had. A few days later I had my dental procedure done with Dr Burns. Everything went better than I thought it could. I have had a few teeth removed in the past and this was my best dental visit I have ever had for this type of procedure. Dr Burns, his staff, the call later in the day to see how I was doing all just made my visit that much better. Five Stars times two! Thank You

- Mike W

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Patient Testimonial By Jayne W

You are all fabulous! You are right on time and made me feel very comfortable. You answered all my questions and were also really nice to my husband who was waiting for me.

- Jayne W

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Patient Testimonial By Diane G

Dr Rodenberg is a skilled surgeon who worked very well with all of my concerns. I'd recommend him 2 anyone needing a tooth extraction.

- Diane G

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Patient Testimonial By Brenda B

What did you do well? EVERYTHING!!! The process was extremely professional, pain free and efficient. I have dental phobia due to the painful dental experiences over the years. Dr. Rodenburg at the Oral Surgery Center explained the technical medical reason that I likely experienced dental pain and assured me that he would accommodate according, He did. Dr. Rodenburg assured me that he would inform my regular dentist of my condition and how to appropriately address my dental pain. Now I understand why certain types of anesthesia have not been very effective on me for various outpatient procedures that I've had over the years. Thank you so very much!

- Brenda B

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Patient Testimonial By Brbara Z

The over all experience from the entrance of the Clinic to the initial visiting with the Doctor and his Nurses were the best. I almost want to have another tooth pulled as the Doctor was so funny and made me feel very comfortable. He even called the same day to see if all was okay and this was a beautiful Customer Service. Thank You so much.

- Brbara Z

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