Teeth Extractions

“Like pulling teeth” is an expression heard often about many different situations. While the meaning is pretty obvious (because pulling a tooth is not “easy” and it is associated with a lot of pain), the story behind the saying is a little more in-depth than initially thought.


Dentistry has been around for many centuries, although the dentist’s job at first was to address problems that already exist inside the mouth. In those times, once a problem arose, it was usually too late to actually do anything about it. A trip to the dentist usually meant that a tooth would need to be pulled.

Another big problem with early dentistry is that anesthesia was not available. So, not only did the patient have a toothache, but now they have to have a tooth pulled without anesthetic. This is the root of “dental anxiety” in its basic form.

Lucky for us, dentistry has evolved into a profession with health maintenance in mind and, more importantly, anesthetics are readily available and very reliable. So, pulling teeth (teeth extractions) is not the traumatizing event that it used to be. Fortunately, it is a fairly painless procedure these days. Other than the slight pinch of a needle in the gums, no pain is felt at all while pulling a tooth. Even the shot sensation is minimal due to a numbing gel used at the site of the injection before it is given.

Overall, the process of having a tooth extraction is:

  • Almost totally painless
  • A short procedure
  • Could get the patient the rest of the day off work (but some patients return to their regular daily schedule afterward)

If you need to have a tooth pulled, call (831) 722-8469 and let Dr. Jaquery do it as painlessly and professionally as possible.

Dr. Alexandra Jaquery

No one cares like Dr. Alexandra Jaquery

Dental care is essential health care, and when you have a dentist who understands the link between your oral health and your overall well-being, a dental visit becomes an entirely different experience. At the practice of  Alexandra Jaquery DDS, MS, you can expect:

  • To be treated with caring and kindness, welcomed like a member of the family
  • To work closely with your dental team to achieve your goals
  • To have all of your concerns heard and questions answered
  • To receive state-of-the-art dental care with a highly personal touch

You will also find the expert guidance you need to achieve optimal dental health and ultimately improve your overall health.