Tooth Extractions

The thought of having a tooth extraction, or having a tooth “pulled”, is an unpleasant thought for most people. A tooth extraction involves removing the tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Generally, a tooth extraction is a last resort. Our dentists will make every effort to repair or restore your tooth without having to physically remove the tooth. In some cases, though, the tooth can not be saved and a tooth extraction is required.

There are many reasons for having a tooth extracted. A common reason to have a tooth pulled is because of severe decay or damage. Teeth may be damaged by an accident, broken or cracked so badly that the tooth must be removed. Gum disease is also a leading cause for tooth loss in adults. If a patient is experiencing advanced gum disease, the surrounding gum and bone become affected and can require a tooth extraction. Other reasons are for orthodontic purposes, to make space for other teeth and improve alignment, to remove extra teeth such as wisdom teeth or for certain medical conditions.

Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common tooth extractions. Wisdom teeth are generally extracted in adolescents before the teeth are fully developed. Wisdom teeth can cause pain when they don’t have room to grow and may become impacted. Impacted teeth can lead to infection, decay and damage to neighboring teeth and misalignment of the bite.

With some surgical extractions and wisdom teeth removal, the patient can be given a sedative. We offer three types of sedation dentistry ,depending on the needs of the patient and the complexity of the procedure. Some patients may require stitches at the extraction site. These stitches will generally disintegrate on their own but in some cases, may need to be removed by the dentist. It generally takes about five to seven days for the gum area to heal and about three to four weeks for the area to heal completely after having teeth pulled.

If you need to have wisdom teeth taken out or have a tooth pulled, please contact us to request an appointment.

New Patient
Experience

Step 1

Please contact our team if you would like to set up your initial appointment. Our New Patient Coordinator will guide you through what to expect for your first visit to include a full set of X-rays, a gum assessment, and a comprehensive exam with one of our doctors. She will speak with you about your concerns and match you with the best provider to accommodate your needs and ensure you have the best dental experience.

Step 2

Determine a plan that works for you - Whether it is preventative care or cosmetic, our team will help you lay out the best path for you. After the initial exam, our doctors will walk you through your x-rays and intra-oral photos of your teeth, so that you can understand the current state of your oral health. In conjunction with your primary concern, we will walk through a few different treatment options, so that we can restore you to the best oral health.

Step 3

Take Action. During your first treatment at Vassey Dental Partners, you will be prepared from start to finish. We take the time to answer any treatment questions, utilize a wealth of resources to make you comfortable in the chair, and prepare you for the estimated out of pocket costs prior to treatment. If you have dental anxiety, we will go over several options that will help you have the most comfortable dental experience as possible. Options include nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation, and IV sedation.

Step 4

Follow Up & Long Term Care. Our goal is to take care of any necessary treatment and then to have you on scheduled recall visits to have your teeth cleaned. At this visit, we will monitor your periodontal health, complete periodic exams and annual xrays, so that we can diagnose conservative treatment.

Reviews & Testimonials

Kelli Adair

This review is coming from someone who skipped the dentist for years because of one bad experience after another. I suffered from extreme anxiety and had to be medicated before appointments. I also always took dentists up on the offer for laughing gas. Those days are behind me thanks to Vassey Dental! I have never had such a great experience at the dentist. Everyone is warm and welcoming. Dr. Lane is the most down-to-earth dentist! He explains every step of each procedure. Today I went in for a crown and he took me back to the lab to show me the process of creating my crown. It was a long appointment but they made sure I was comfortable along the way and I left with my permanent crown at the end of it! No temporary crown! Vassey Dental has truly saved my oral health!

Lynn Greubel

Normally I am not a fan of the dentist. However Vasseys office has changed that!!!! Dr Michelle Konwick and Lisa Ross always make me feel so special and take such great care of me. I appreciate these ladies so very much. I highly recommend giving them a try ❤️

Brandon Ben-Hanania

Great experience and service!

Kevin Duvall

The team at Vassey always does a great job. Great customer service. Always feels like they know and care about you personally.

Jennifer Godwin

Always the best customer service at Vassey Dental!

Danny Cox

Everyone works to make you feel comfortable and they do a great job.

Caroline Roberts

Dr. Lane and team provide unmatched care to everyone. They let you know exactly what is going on so those scary noises aren’t so scary. Office is very clean and welcoming. Cannot recommend Vassey enough.

A Fincher

Dr.Kate, Angie and all of the staff genuinely care about the welfare of their patients and go above and beyond to provide excellent service. They are extremely personable and are always positive . I look forward to my visits and have confidence in the outcome of any dental work performed . Highly recommended!

Ruth Smith

Always a good visit with Vassey Dental Partners. My favorite are Dr Harrah and Lisa. ♥️♥️

Justin Engle

Trisha is awesome! She always does a fantastic job cleaning my teeth. She is very thorough and has a great personality. The whole staff is wonderful. My family and I are grateful to have found Vassey dental when we moved from Ohio. 5 stars every time!

Abbie Huber

This office is superb in every way. From the moment you walk in the door until the time you leave, you feel welcomed and cared for by everyone in the office. Dr Harrah and his staff are fabulous!

Cindy Crosby

Love my dentist. My whole family goes here and they are wonderful.

Robert Luckey

Dr Harrah’s staff are second to none. Best on the globe. I trust his advice and expertise 100%.

Nicolette Phillips

Vassey Dental is awesome! I see Dr. Keyser and she and her whole team made sure I was comfortable throughout my cleaning and fillings. I told them last year I was going back to school and they sent me a letter in the mail wishing me luck in classes. They’re great at following up once any procedure is done. I know people usually don’t like visiting their dentist but they make appointments as enjoyable as possible. I usually stress about stuff like getting a cavity filled but they made sure to talk me through the whole process and made sure I was comfortable by playing music I enjoy, talking me through what was going on, and getting me a blanket. I wish I could remember the other dental hygienist’s name because she was really sweet and great at her job as well but I also have seen Angie and she was great as well. They’re so kind and great at doing their job. I would recommend this office to anyone looking for a dentist to go to!

Jessica Crowder

Lauren, the dental hygienist, was so awesome! She thoroughly cleaned my teeth and was so nice! I highly recommend Vassey!

Denise Gordy

Great experience as always. Timely and super professional

Diane Ussery

Everyone is so nice and make you feel very comfortable I had a great experience and would refer to family and my friends.

Sheila Geist

This place has been the greatest blessing! They make going to the dentist a good thing. 😊 Their professionalism, their kindness and their great sense of humor are all top of the line! I plan to stay with them always. It was so hard to say goodbye to Dr. Robinson, she is one of the greatest human beings it has been my privilege to know. Safe and happy travels in your retirement, dear lady! ✈️🏖🚢🛵💞🕊🙏🤗

TYLER THOMPSON

Dr. Lane is the man. Entire staff is friendly. Highly recommend

James Morrissey

I have been going to Dr. Konwick for many years. She has taken excellent care of my teeth and always explains what she is doing. Her and her staff are super friendly. Highly recommend!

Janet Caldwell

Christy did an excellent job of cleaning my teeth today. She is my guru for tips on keeping my teeth and gums healthy.

Matthew Perry

I hate going the dentist, but I love this place. The staff and quality of dental care are outstanding in every regard. Clean, efficient, and talented: from top to bottom. The front desk is phenomenal. The dental assistant, Chelsea, was an absolute pleasure. Dr. Lane found his calling in life, he is meant to be a dentist. Dr. Lane is an exceptional dentist from a technical standpoint and has great “bedside manner.” He is knowledgeable, friendly, and most importantly, a great dentist. I can’t recommend Vassey Dental enough. Thank you to everyone there.

Lori Wiegele

An efficiently run office with plenty of ancillary office staff, and highly skilled and super nice professional dental hygienists and dentists. I will not share the name of either one of mine because....I don't want to share them! They're just that great!