Tooth Extraction in Portland
When it comes to dental procedures, tooth extraction — or having teeth “pulled” — is among patients’ most dreaded prospects. Science name for this procedure is exodontia. Tooth extraction involves removing a tooth from its socket in the jaw bone. Our patients in SE Portland know that before Powell Family Dental doctor considers extraction, every effort will be made to try to repair and restore your tooth. However, sometimes it’s necessary. Portland area has a low statistics on tooth extraction. So being our patient with regular checkups you will have the best chance to save your natural teeth and avoid this procedure.
There are cases which are not connected with care and can’t be prevented such as wisdom teeth removal. It is one of the more common categories of tooth extraction. Powell Family Dental doctors may recommend removing wisdom teeth (third molars) before they are fully developed. Wisdom teeth removal will help eliminate potential problems.
Wisdom tooth often impact the surfaced tooth and has no room in the mouth to grow. Other problems associated with impacted teeth include infection, decay of adjacent teeth, bite interference.
There are Two Types of Extraction
- Simple Extractions: These are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth. Powell Family Dental doctors commonly do simple extractions. Powell Family Dental in SE Portland use high quality and safe local anesthetic.
- Surgical Extractions: Surgical extraction involve teeth that cannot easily be seen or reached in the mouth. That might happen either because they have broken off at the gum line or they have not fully erupted. Surgical extractions require some type of surgical procedure, such as bone removal, lifting and folding back a part of the gum tissue to expose the tooth or tooth sectioning.
If you are in pain don’t wait. Call our office right away at (503) 788-0405 or (503) 468-5445, we will walk you through the process and do our best to save your tooth before performing an extraction. Our friendly receptionists will help your schedule an appointment in the shortest amount of time possible.