Tooth Extractions | Johnston RI

What Happens If I Need a Tooth removed?

You and Dr. Young 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. Young 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.

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

For details on home care after tooth extraction, see the page “After Extractions” under “Surgical Instructions”.

Patient Reviews: Tooth Extractions

Please read testimonials from our patients, below. If you wish to rate your experience with Steven H. Young, DDS, OMS, LLC, we invite you to fill out an online patient review.

You may also read and write patient reviews on our Google listing.

For more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Young, please use our Appointment form or call our Johnston office: Oral Surgery Office of Dr. Steven Young in Johnston RI Phone Number 401-273-7802.

Steven H. Young, DDS, OMS, LLC

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Patient Review by Lori S

Very kind staff and great job by Doctor Young thank you

- Lori S

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Patient Review by Kristofer M

From the front receptionist and back, their professionalism and attitudes made a painful experience much more bearable. I severely fractured a tooth and initially got scheduled a week out. The pain was unbearable after sleeping 12 hours in five days, I called and told them, and they fit me in at the end of that day. Nobody enjoys having a tooth torn from their face, but at least I had it done at a great practice. Thank you!

- Kristofer M

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Patient Review by Carl S

In my experience I give Dr Young and his staff 5 stars, If you need an oral surgeon I highly recommend him , the Doctor and his staff go above and beyond to make you comfortable and I can honestly say it was a pain free visit!

- Carl S

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Patient Review by Doris R

My overall experience at Dr. Young's office was exceptional. He and his entire staff seems to be a perfect fit and a great match for anyone who would need an oral surgeon. Thank you again was a wonderful experience!

- Doris R

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Patient Review by kathleen B

Professional and warm, reassuring staff. The procedure was very comfortable - felt nothing, only a little pressure, period. Would go back again and would recommend highly to Dr. Young.

- kathleen B

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Patient Review by scott j

When arrived was greeted by Maria at front desk must say how amazingly friendly and easy to talk to she she was a pleasure to be around in few minutes spent with her .Then when brought in back was taken care of by Caress must say made me feel right at home and comfortable getting me ready for a tooth extract action. But none of this would not of happened without Robin i almost was not even patient there when called with referral next appt was 2 weeks out so a took it but was asked to be put on cancelation list . By time hung up phone was googling other DENTIST who extract teeth Robin was on phone with appt for me. From greeting to how was handled with scheduling and the procedure can see why so booked now i gave 5out 5 stars would be 10 out of 10 if could thankyou for a great experience

- scott j

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Patient Review by Beverly C

I had a tooth pulled and never felt a thing. The doctor was excellent and when I came home minimal bleeding and no pain be when the novacaine wore off. An experience I will never forget. Awesome doctor and staff. Thank you everyone.

- Beverly C

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Patient Review by Debra D

Staff is kind, caring, efficient, professional, friendly and all is quite timely. Considering what could be a very stress - making situation, Doctor and Staff make all a very comfortable and calming atmosphere, especially when Dr. Young comments and lets you know and asks what is going on at the moment. The exit instructions are very explicit and the follow up call is very much appreciated.

- Debra D

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Patient Review by Maryellen A

The staff was wonderful with me! Thank you Dr Young, I will be back! See you in a few months! Thank you to Dr Young’s assistant she kept reassuring me I was doing okay!!!

- Maryellen A

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Patient Review by Kimberly S

I cannot say enough amazing things about Dr. Young and his assistant who remove a tooth for me today! What amazing caring people who walked me through each step and were so supportive the whole time. I have anxiety and panic attacks and was beyond nervous to get a tooth removed which I have never had done before and they made me feel at ease and comfortable and the procedure itself was over in 10 minutes. Would recommend anyone who even is slightly nervous to go to this office if you need work done! A+++++

- Kimberly S

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Patient Review by Daniel W


- Daniel W

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Patient Review by Blanche H

We can't thank Dr. Young enough for taking care of our aunt who required oral surgery. The care and professionalism was outstanding, including the follow up. We would give him our highest recommendation! Thank you again!!!

- Blanche H

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Patient Review by Jennifer P

The staff were very friendly and made you very comfortable. Maria was excellent!. Dr. Young is great at what he does. He makes sure your comfortable and and feel no pain.

- Jennifer P

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Patient Review by Ruth G

I was in severe pain. I called for a appointment and explained my situation, they fit me in there schedule. Doctor Young was great and his staff was also. Thank you again.

- Ruth G

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Patient Review by George A

Due too existing health reasons I required local anesthesia to remove 13 teeth. A remarkable procedure performed by Dr Young..... Very little pain and discomfort followed! I would most definitely recommend him to relatives and friends!

- George A

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Patient Review by Kathy T

Staff were very friendly, helpful, professional and courteous. Dr. Young was exceptional... Would highly recommend him!!

- Kathy T

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Patient Review by Vincent B

Procedure took no time at all. I never felt any pain during the procedure and no pain even after the novocaine wore off. Usually one doesn't equate having a tooth pulled with a great experience, but this went very smooth; I will definetely go back if I need to have dental work again.

- Vincent B

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Patient Review by Vincent O

Would recommend anyone to that office. They even called the next day to see how I was doing, great staff

- Vincent O

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Patient Review by Bob C

Hooray for Dr. Young. Clean, efficient extractions, little or no discomfort even a few days later. I followed a suggested regimen, and so far so good.

- Bob C

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Patient Review by Carl C

Will be going back for an implant, the staff was great, as was Doctor Young, Found my new dentist...

- Carl C

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Patient Review by Chrissy M

Very friendly staff and doctor.

- Chrissy M

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Patient Review by Deana C

This was a medically necessary procedure, and I was TERRIFIED to have a molar extracted (NOT wisdom tooth). Dr. Young was patient with me and kept me updated on the progress of the procedure. I was numb and did not feel any pain. I am so relieved to be rid of the tooth. I have nothing but praise for him, therefore I recommend him and his stellar staff to anyone in need of oral surgery.

- Deana C

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Patient Review by Thomas L

Dr Young and staff always d a great job on me , and always make me feel comfortable.

- Thomas L

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Patient Review by Marsha S. C

I have been to this office 2x for extractions. Never felt any pain. I have very high anxiety about going to dentist appointments. But not with Dr. Young & his staff. They listen to your concerns & they take good care of you to make you feel very comfortable.

- Marsha S. C

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Patient Review by Kathy

Could not be happier having this procedure (extraction and bone graft) done by Dr. Young. No pain at all. Will definitely return for any oral surgery if needed. Dr. Young and his assistant were very patient and explained the whole procedure.

- Kathy

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Patient Review by Stephen J

Dr Young and staff performed my procedure quickly and efficiently and as promised felt no pain during the procedure

- Stephen J

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Patient Review by Steven Q

They made me feel very comfortable would go back to dr.young not feeling scared.his asst Maria was aswsome very friendly.

- Steven Q

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Patient Review by Gerald D

My wife and I recently had tooth extractions from your office. I appreciated the professionalism and attention given by you and your staff. My wife had several extractions and with bad, past experiences with dentists, she was hesitant to have the needed work performed on her. She shares my views and will go back when needed. Thank you for extending the gentle attention required in my wife's situation.

- Gerald D

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Patient Review

Dr Young and staff are wonderful I have been here twice and have had two great experiences I would recommend them to anyone who needs those services

- Anonymous

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Patient Review by Nichole D

Dr young and his assistant did a wonderful job, sweet, kind, helpful. I feel so happy and much better about my oral health. Thank you.

- Nichole D

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Patient Review by Charles H

I enjoyed the visit. I found the Dr. Young to be friendly, efficient and competent. Well trained physician who enjoys his work. Very friendly office staff with a good sense of humor.

- Charles H

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Patient Review by Kent S

I'm very picky. I'm anxious in medical environments. My teeth are super sensitive. I hate keeping appointments. Despite all that, Dr. Young and his excellent staff get five stars across the board. I felt at ease the moment I walked in and within minutes like I was hanging with good friends. My concerns were dealt with very sympathetically, I didn't experience any pain or discomfort to speak of, and I wasn't hit with any unexpected costs. This is the first five-star review I've ever written for someone who's worked on my mouth.

- Kent S

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Patient Review by Sarah L

Maria made me relax and was very sweet. Dr. young was nice and whole procedure was very quick and painless.

- Sarah L

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Patient Review by Sandra F

I would recommend Dr Young to everyone great doctor great staff.

- Sandra F

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Patient Review by Alex A

My visit was so pleasant. Doctor and assistant had great attitudes about working with me and made me feel relaxed during my procedure. Quick and painless! 10/10 would recommend"

- Alex A

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Patient Review by Eric P

I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Young and his team that took care of me. They made my experience absolutely painless-and fast! They were friendly and made sure to constantly check on my well-being during my procedure. I would definitely recommend this place to anybody that is nervous about the dentist. I was, but after my appointment here I have nothing to be nervous about!

- Eric P

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Patient Review by James B

Had a great experience at Dr. Young's. Everyone was exceptionally friendly, and the procedure (extraction) was over before I even knew it began - I was surprised when the doctor said "okay, all done!" Amazing work. Zero pain or discomfort, and it only took about fifteen minutes from start to finish. If I ever need work done again, I know who I'm coming to. I have no reservations recommending Dr. Young and his friendly and helpful staff.

- James B

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Patient Review by Anna M

This was my first visit to this office and I was truly impressed with everyone there from reception to the doctor. They were kind and caring when having to deal with such a scary procedure and they put you at ease. I don't remember the nurses name that was in the room with me but she was super friendly and did everything to put my nerves at ease. Doctor was very friendly and willing to answer any questions that I had, which weren't any seeing I was a barrel of nerves. Procedure was easy and pain free. Today (the day after), absolutely no pain at all. I would highly recommend Dr. Young and his great staff to anyone needing oral surgery/procedures done. I would definitely go back if something else comes up.

- Anna M

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Patient Review by Marc B

Staff made my visit comfortable. Friendly, informative and professional.

- Marc B

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Patient Review by Patricia G

I was petrified to go to this appointment as I needed a tooth extracted, However - Maria at the reception desk completely put me at ease before I even got into the procedure room as did the young lady ( I forgot to ask her name) who assisted the doctor. I can never ever Thank you all enough - your kindness and expertise made this visit both tolerable and quick !!! Thanks so much Again !!!!! ~Patricia Gatta

- Patricia G

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Patient Review by Judy O

Dr. Young is an excellant oral surgeon and explains anything you need to know about your producure. Also, his staff is very understanding and accomadating. I would recommend him to my friends or family.

- Judy O

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Patient Review by Joan M

Procedure was done quickly with no pain. Staff and physician were extremely friendly ,courteous and professional. This is a procedure I put off for a year because of fear . I was extremely relieved once I finally consulted with Dr. Young and staff.

- Joan M

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Patient Review by Kellie R

I had to go to get my tooth pulled at the last minute. Even tho they could have turned me away everyone stayed to help me. The doctor is very friendly and has a lot of patience I'm not "dentist" friendly I'm actually very afraid of dentist and he even made me relax and feel as comfortable as possible. Thank you to every one there you guys are the best!! I would highly recommend you guys

- Kellie R

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Patient Review by Jeffrey K

Maria and Robin were absolutely amazing and helpful! I literally walked in and within 10 minutes I had my tooth extracted! I give the staff an 11 out of 10. The doctor was great and did a fantastic job. I will definitely be back again. Maria was an absolute doll and helped ease my anxiety during the extraction!!

- Jeffrey K

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Patient Review by Donna F

I was referred to Dr. Young by my dentist for an extraction. I was a little anxious before the procedure but that was completely alleviated by Maria (she allowed me to hold her hand!). She fully explained each step of the process, which put me at ease. Dr. Young was the same, very comforting and explained what was going to occur. I was surprised at the speed and ease of the procedure. A well run practice, Dr Young and his staff are extremely professional. Thank you Dr Young & Maria!

- Donna F

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Patient Review by Marsha C

This is the first time ever that I have entered a DENTIST office feeling NO ANXIETY. I never thought I would say I had a great experience with a dentist. BUT I DID!! I didn't even feel the needle to numb the area & no pain while he was extracting my tooth. I couldn't believe it when Dr. Young said you're done. GREAT STAFF, GREAT DENTIST, if need be I will go back to DR. STEVEN YOUNG & STAFF.

- Marsha C

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Patient Review by Susan C

The staff are pleasant,helpful...and very considerate of my health well being during and after my treatment.

- Susan C

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Patient Review by Darryl lapointe

I never even knew the tooth was out and felt no pain at all this guy is really good

- Darryl lapointe

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Patient Review by KATHLEEN S



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Patient Review by Roseann D

I used to be afraid of dentist, but now I am not. Dr. Young is great and Maria made me laugh keeping me calm. Great staff.

- Roseann D

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