Dr. Patrick Morrissey may find that a tooth extraction is necessary if your tooth is severely damaged. We will work closely with you to remove the tooth, help you recover, and find a replacement that will fit your smile and help you regain your oral health. Contact Boones Ferry Dental at 503-699-6699 to make an appointment with our Lake Oswego dentist and learn more about tooth extractions in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

What Is A Tooth Extraction?

When normal dental hygiene, routine dental visits, and restorative treatments are not enough to keep your smile healthy, a tooth extraction may be the correct choice for your smile. Tooth extraction is the surgical removal of a tooth. It is typically recommended when all other resources to save the tooth have failed or if a patient has experienced severe dental trauma. A tooth may also be removed due to:

  • Infection of the tooth root or bone structure
  • Excessive dental decay or periodontal disease
  • Crowding in the mouth

What To Expect When Getting a Tooth Extraction

The first step to any treatment is to come into our office for a consultation. Our Lake Oswego dentist will evaluate your oral heath, address your concerns and discuss different treatment options to best fit your needs. It tooth extraction is the most viable option, an appointment will be scheduled to remove the tooth.

This appointment will involve local anesthesia at the tooth site and sedation options to help you feel more comfortable during treatment. After treatment, you will be provided with post-op instructions to help you during the recovery and healing process.

Replacing Missing Teeth

If you have needed a tooth extraction, the next step is replacing that missing tooth. Your teeth play an important role, not only in eating, speaking and smiling, but also in helping you maintain your oral health and in keeping your supporting bone strong and healthy. Normal tooth function such as chewing and biting allows the tooth roots to stimulate your supporting jawbone, which in turn keeps your teeth stable in your mouth. This makes it important that you replace any missing teeth.

Following your extraction and healing period, our Lake Oswego dentist will work with you to replace your missing tooth or teeth so that you can once again enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile and full oral function. The ideal option for replacing missing teeth is implant dentistry, as dental implants replace the roots and the crowns of the teeth, but dental bridges and dentures are also available. Our Lake Oswego dentist will discuss all your options with you so you can make the right decision for your needs.

Schedule An Appointment

We encourage you to ask us questions about your treatment. Our team is always happy to help and wants to ensure patient satisfaction and the success of your smile.

Please call us if you would like to learn more about tooth extractions or schedule a consultation with us.