If you have a large cavity or severely broken tooth, Dr. Ramsay and the team at Evans Street Dental will more than likely be able to repair it. But, sometimes, a tooth can simply be so damaged that the only solution is to remove it before a problem affecting one tooth begins harming those around it. Should you ever need tooth extractions in McMinnville, you can trust that your comfort will be priority #1 throughout the entire process. We even offer various sedation options to soothe your nerves and help you relax. Then, if needed, we can help you quickly replace the missing tooth so you can recover your full smile in no time.
An extraction is usually the best course of action if a tooth…
There are two basic types of tooth extractions: simple and surgical. A simple extraction is only possible when the tooth has fully erupted from the gums. First, we numb the area around the tooth. Then, we use a clasping tool to gently rock the tooth back and forth until it breaks free of the gumline.
A surgical extraction is used when pulling the tooth isn’t feasible. We may simply make incisions in the gum tissue to reveal more of the tooth, but some cases may involve drilling into the bone or breaking the tooth into smaller pieces. Every patient’s situation is different, and before your procedure begins, we’ll meticulously plan out every detail to make sure you’re comfortable.
Depending on the nature of your extraction, we’ll provide you with specific treatment instructions on caring for your smile after your tooth has been removed. We’ll develop a pain management plan using prescription and/or over-the-counter medications. You can also hold an ice pack to your cheek in ten-minute intervals to mitigate swelling, reduce discomfort, and slow bleeding. We’ll give you specific oral hygiene guidelines to follow, such as how and when to change your gauze and instructions on keeping your mouth clean during the healing process. Additionally, we can advise you on what dietary measures to take in the coming days and weeks.
Lastly, we can let you know about warning signs of potential health concerns you should watch out for. Contact your emergency dentist in McMinnville immediately if you experience any of the following issues: