What to Expect with Tooth Extractions

Oral hygiene isn’t a “one and done” deal. If you want an enduring healthy smile, you’ll need to take good care of your teeth for life. Even then, there may come a time when you need a tooth extraction. Dental trauma, untreated decay, and gum disease are just a few factors that could lead to losing natural teeth. Fortunately, tooth extractions are, for the most part, safe, straightforward dental procedures and can be performed by your Salem, Oregon dentist from White Sage Dentistry.

Situations That Warrant Tooth Removal

Typically, dentists make every effort to save natural teeth. However, if a tooth has suffered irreparable damage or is putting other teeth at risk, your Salem dentist, Dr. Shruti Jadeja, may recommend extraction to restore your oral health. Here are some situations that may warrant extraction:

  • Severely decayed or infected teeth – If your tooth can’t be treated with a filling or restored by root canal therapy, it will need to be extracted to keep the infection from spreading
  • Problematic wisdom teeth – Wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if these teeth are impacted, infected, painful or threatening the health of nearby teeth
  • Severely damaged tooth – A tooth that’s sustained severe damage due to dental trauma may need to be extracted as it could open the door for oral infection that can spread to healthy teeth. Dr. Jadeja offers emergency tooth extraction services for dental injuries when needed
  • Crowded teeth – If you’re planning to have orthodontic treatment, one or more teeth may need to be removed to make space for crooked teeth to be straightened

Painless Tooth Extraction at White Sage Dentistry, Salem, Oregon

At White Sage Dentistry, we’ll numb your tooth with a local anesthetic for your extraction procedure, so you feel no discomfort or pain. We offer both simple and surgical extractions to meet your unique dental care needs. We’ll also provide clear instructions on how to care for the extraction site afterward to help expedite your healing and recovery.

To schedule a consultation for tooth extraction services, contact White Sage Dentistry in Salem, OR at (503) 877-1626.