A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Dental extractions in Tigard, OR, are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration, a severe infection, or a tooth that has suffered extreme damage and cannot be repaired. Dental extractions in Tigard, OR, are also sometimes performed in preparation for orthodontic treatment when the teeth are crowded together and cannot be easily straightened using traditional braces. Finally, some teeth may need to be extracted to prepare a patient’s mouth for dentures or other restorations, such as bridges or dental implants.
In most cases, tooth extraction is a routine procedure that can be completed under local anesthesia. However, general anesthesia may be required for some patients. During your consultation at our practice, we can discuss the details of your case and determine the best treatment plan for you.
A tooth extraction is a minor surgical procedure, and after the procedure is complete, your mouth will be tender. It’s normal to experience bleeding for the first day or two after the surgery, as there will be open wounds in your gums. Over-the-counter pain relievers are usually all that’s necessary to manage pain after tooth extraction. Teeth may not heal for up to six weeks, but patients can take steps to speed up the healing process and prevent dry sockets. These tips include:
If you are scheduled to have dental extractions in Tigard, OR, and would like to learn more about the reasons behind the procedure, schedule an appointment at our practice today. We would be happy to answer all of your questions about your upcoming procedure and how it can benefit your smile.
11786 SW Barnes Rd #360,
Portland, OR 97225
Phone: (503) 646-1811
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