Tooth Extraction in Portland, OR
Get the Help You Need for Necessary Tooth Extraction in Portland, OR
Tooth extractions are one of the most common reasons for a visit to a Portland dentist. At City Dental, our dentists can look at your ailing tooth and determine if it does indeed need to be removed. While tooth extractions can sound scary, these procedures are extremely common and more simple than they sound.
Common Signs a Tooth May Have to Be Extracted
At City Dental, we do all we can to be proactive, so tooth extraction is rare. However, certain situations involve a tooth that is only logical to remove. Some of the most common reasons for a tooth having to be pulled include:
- Extensive decay that cannot be repaired with a root canal or filling
- Infection that has broken down the integrity of the tooth
- Gum disease has deteriorated the root of the tooth
- Tooth misplacement that affects your normal bite or ability to chew
In some situations, you may have to get a tooth pulled because it is causing you severe pain. We are available for emergency appointments in these extreme situations.
Tooth Extraction FAQs
Does tooth extraction hurt?
Before a tooth is extracted, the dentist will use a localized anesthetic to numb the area so you do not feel the tooth being pulled. The anesthetic is given with an injection, which can take a few minutes to take effect. Therefore, the dentist will make sure you are desensitized before they get to work.
Can you eat or drink after a tooth extraction?
You can eat and drink after an extraction, but it is a good idea to stay away from extremely hot or cold foods, salty foods, or acidic foods or beverages. Additionally, avoid drinking from a straw to prevent dry socket.
What is a dry socket?
A dry socket occurs when the extraction site fails to form a blood clot or the formed blood clot dissolves or dislodges. This can mean you have bone and nerves exposed at the extraction site, which can be painful. If you are experiencing pain or see that the hole in your gums is not closing after three or four days, you will need to see the dentist.
Do You Have a Tooth That Needs to Be Extracted?
Tooth extraction may be a common dental procedure, but it is a procedure that should be entrusted to true professionals. If you have a tooth you suspect needs to be extracted, reach out to us at City Dental to schedule an appointment.
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