If you’re ready to have your wisdom teeth removed or your dentist has told you that you need a tooth removed, you’ve come to the right place. The doctors at Beacon Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are specialists in dental extractions (tooth removal). Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are highly trained to remove teeth quickly and easily to minimize recovery time.
Why does my tooth need to be pulled/extracted?
When teeth become damaged by decay or break down due to trauma or wear, they can sometimes be restored with a filling, root canal, or crown. When the damage is too great, your dentist may decide that the best course of action is to have the tooth removed — a dental extraction. If this is the case, your dentist will develop a plan for extraction, taking into consideration your age, health, and the overall condition of your mouth. Most tooth extractions can be performed in one surgical visit.
Some common reasons that a tooth may need to be extracted are
- Infection and decay. If a tooth is decayed, it is important to have it treated in the early stages when it can be repaired with a dental filling. If left untreated, decay continues to grow and affect the integrity of your tooth, which may now require root canal therapy, a crown, or extraction.
- Loose teeth. Many patients are affected by periodontal or gum disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease may cause teeth to shift, become loose, or lead to serious infection.
- Crowding. There are times when seemingly healthy teeth need to be removed. When a young patient retains their deciduous or baby teeth for too long, the dentist may recommend they be removed to aid the eruption of permanent teeth. Occasionally we are born with too many teeth, or our mouth is too small for all the teeth we have. In these instances, your orthodontist may recommend that a tooth be removed.
- Trauma. Teeth may be fractured or broken due to an accident. If there isn’t enough structure remaining for a filling or crown, your dentist may recommend that the rest of the tooth be removed.
During your consultation, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon will discuss your options for replacing the missing teeth. In many cases, it is possible to place a dental implant at the same time the tooth is extracted.
Tooth Replacement Options After Extractions
Many of our extraction patients find that the most anxiety comes from worrying about having missing teeth in their mouth. At our practice, we want to make sure that every patients always feels comfortable and proud of their smile, which is why we offer several options for replacing teeth after you’ve had them extracted. Dental implants are the best choice for tooth replacement because they offer both functional and aesthetic advantages. Regardless of your condition, we will discuss all of your tooth restoration options with you before your extractions so you feel comfortable moving forward with treatment.
Where can I get a tooth or multiple teeth removed in northern Oregon & southern Washington?
Whether you need a tooth extraction because of disease or damage, or to lessen dental crowding, we are happy to help you improve your oral health. We offer consultations and dental extraction procedures at all four of our office locations in the 97030, 98607, 97222, and 97058 zip codes. If you live in or around Gresham, OR, Camas, WA, Milwaukie, OR, or The Dalles, OR, our offices are the best place for your oral surgery care. We look forward to meeting you, and we encourage you to contact any one of our offices so that we can begin planning your treatment.