Extractions in Portland
If you suspect you need a dental extraction, contact our Roots Dental team right away before any other dental conditions develop. You can reach us at (503) 878-8702.
If you have dental pain, we can relieve it with gentle dentistry and offer solutions for a healthy smile.
When Dental Extractions become Necessary
Our dental practice is in the business of saving teeth because that is usually the best approach for a healthy smile. Sometimes, however, removing a problematic tooth is the only option to protect your other teeth, relieve pain, or solve an overcrowding issue.
We can often perform dental extractions here in our Portland dental office without the need for a referral to a specialist. Our dentists are trained and have experience in oral surgery, including dental extractions. Many patients find treatment in their home office preferable to traveling across town to an oral surgeon they have never met.
Comfortable Dental Extractions in Our Portland Dental Office
Whether you suffer from a dental condition or its time to address painful wisdom teeth, we are here to help. We even offer sedation dentistry for patients who have anxiety regarding their dental procedure:
- Nitrous oxide sedation – a mild form of sedation known as laughing gas
- Oral conscious sedation – our mid-level option that uses prescription medication
- IV sedation – our highest level of sedation controlled via an IV throughout your appointment
We will guide you through the process of your extraction evaluation to make sure that healing progresses properly. Our dentists will check on healing, ensuring excellent results.
It is normal to have some discomfort in the days following a dental extraction. In most cases, you can alleviate this using ibuprofen or another over-the-counter pain reliever.
Determining if Tooth Replacement Is Necessary
If we plan for your extraction ahead of time, we can discuss tooth replacement options before we even remove your tooth so that we can reduce the amount of time you have a gap in your smile.
Some of the tooth replacement options we offer include:
- Dental implant
- Fixed dental bridge
- Partial denture
- Complete denture
Dr. Jacqueline Gambee or Dr. Leif Gambee will discuss each of your options and help you determine which will work best for you, as well as the cost of treatment so that you can make an informed decision that meets your needs.
Replacing a missing tooth is essential because leaving a gap between your teeth results in a space where the adjacent and opposing teeth will shift. This can create problems with your bite and your oral health.
We will not replace the extracted wisdom teeth because of space restriction at the back of the mouth and because they are not necessary for healthy function.
If You Have Tooth Pain, Call Us Today!
Putting off dental treatment can lead to more complicated treatment options. Our skilled and professional team will help you get the dentistry you need for a healthy smile. You can reach us at (503) 878-8702.