Gentle Teeth Extractions Performed at West Suburban Oral Health Care
There are times when patients in the Naperville, Illinois, area may need to have a tooth removed. Our West Suburban Oral Health Care team can offer patients both simple and surgical extractions of the teeth with Drs. Susan Mazzei, Kelsey Esposito, and Ashley Nguyen.
Why might I need a tooth extracted?
A tooth can be removed due to injuries, severe damage from cavities, recent root canal therapy, or an impacted tooth. Emergency tooth extractions often occur if a patient is in extreme pain and discomfort, while broken tooth extraction or wisdom tooth removal may be scheduled in advance.
What is simple extraction, and how does it work?
Simple extractions of the teeth are easy and fast on patients. Local anesthesia will be given to numb your gums for this procedure. Our dentist will gently remove the damaged or diseased tooth from the socket in your jaw using forceps. If necessary, we may need surgical tools such as a dental elevator or chisel, but we do everything possible using gentle techniques that minimize discomfort. Our goal is to get you out of pain and back on your feet quickly! Simple extractions can take about 10-15 minutes for your appointment.
What is surgical extraction, and how does it work?
A more complex type of tooth removal is known as surgical extraction of the teeth. Dentists must be extremely careful during these procedures because using surgical tools to remove an impacted or unerupted tooth can result in damage or fractures to adjacent healthy teeth and roots. Our dentist will use x-rays and other diagnostic tests to assess any risk involved with performing a surgical tooth extraction. If we determine that this approach is necessary, we’ll discuss all available options with you before proceeding with care on your teeth.
Which type of extraction do I need?
Working with our West Suburban Oral Health Care team is the first step in learning more about your treatment options. Whenever possible, we will help patients maintain their natural teeth. Call 630-393-3045 to request an appointment with one of our providers to determine the next steps in your oral healthcare journey.
Dr. Susan Mazzei is a skilled dentist specializing in prosthodontics. A
graduate of Northwestern
University Dental School, she completed a Certification in Prosthodontics before joining
faculty of Northwestern University Dental School as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she
served for 12 years and became Assistant Professor Emeritus. Dr. Mazzei believes that excellent
oral health begins with education and prevention and is committed to continuing her education.
She is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach, a Charter Fellow in the American Academy of
Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), and has completed the Bale and Doneen Method Preceptorship
Dr. Kelsey Esposito worked in healthcare advertising and communications before realizing that her passions were dentistry and patient care. She holds a BA in Economics and Fine Art from Kalamazoo College, a Premedicine Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from Northwestern University, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from The University of Illinois in Chicago. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Chicago Dental Society (CDS), Illinois Dental Society (IDS), Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and AAOSH.
Dr. Marco Fajardo is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, where he also served as a part-time Assistant Clinical Instructor. He was a member of the University Dental Associates of the University of Chicago too. In 1994, he formed the basis of West Suburban Oral Healthcare with Dr. Mazzei. He is now its Team Leader.
Dr. Ashley Nguyen studied at the University of Buffalo and Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL (dental school). She is a member of the ADA, CDS, IDS, and other local organizations. She continues her education by attending dental conferences and seminars.