We always strive to preserve the teeth, but there are times when tooth extraction is necessary to restore health and function to your mouth.
If you are experiencing crowding, impaction, extensive decay, or trauma, it's best to address the problem now to avoid future complications.
Dr. Gregory E. Anderson performs tooth extraction and makes your comfort his top priority at his Logan and Garland, UT, offices.
Look to a Healthy Future A Virtually Painless Procedure
We understand. Tooth extraction seems like an ending. But we encourage our dental patients to see it as a positive step to bringing back their oral health. With discomfort behind you, you are free to map out a new path forward to revive your smile.
Unlike a typical dentist, Dr. Anderson is a board-certified oral surgeon. He has offices in Logan and Garland where he can help you make educated choices for restoring form and function to your smile after an extraction. Depending on your needs, you can consider dental implants, bridges, or another dental solution. And if your wisdom tooth is being extracted, you probably won't need to do anything to replace it.
While tooth extraction is rarely what you want, there are times when it is the right thing to do:
Improve Your Oral Health
Removing a severely decayed or broken tooth reduces your chances of developing a serious infection, which could damage your oral health by spreading to surrounding teeth, gums, and bone.
Avoid Impaction Complications
An impacted tooth, which is trapped under the gumline, can lead to serious complications such as infection, chronic discomfort, and misalignment in your mouth.
Prepare for Orthodontics
When the teeth are too crowded, removing one or more of them allows for orthodontic treatment that will give you a more attractive and symmetrical smile.
Prevent Problems with Wisdom Teeth
Your wisdom teeth may not be a problem now, but they can create oral problems for you in the future, including impaction, misalignment, or gum disease.
Can I Put Off Tooth Extraction?
We understand your first impulse may be to put off having an extraction. But avoiding a needed tooth extraction can lead to more oral health problems, sometimes very quickly.
When teeth are severely damaged or have extensive decay, it opens the door to a greater risk of infection throughout your mouth that could spread to other parts of your body. If impacted teeth aren't removed, they can cause damage to surrounding tissues and cause pain.
If you have suffered trauma to your mouth or if you have pain or swelling in the gums, it's best to schedule an appointment to understand how quickly you should act and what steps should be taken to prevent a problem from escalating.
Patients Agree: Tooth Extraction Is Not Painful
Expertise You Can Afford Lower Cost Dental Care
Dr. Gregory E. Anderson believes people shouldn't have to sacrifice expertise for affordability.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Anderson makes his expertise available to as many patients as he can in Logan, Garland, and the surrounding areas by making care affordable. He also offers easy financing without service fees.
- Dr. Anderson's fees are typically 20 to 25 percent less
- In-house financing is available without finance fees for on-time payments.
- CareCredit® financing is another option that is available
- Medicaid patients accepted; no service or collection fees with on-time payments.
Request Your Consultation Now
If you have suffered dental trauma, have pain, or experience swelling, we recommend scheduling an appointment to find the source of the problem. Waiting or avoiding a necessary extraction may exacerbate the problem and require more extensive dental treatment to restore your oral health.
If you have questions, feel free to leave us a message or call our office. Or, request a dental consultation right now at either our Logan or Garland offices:
Call Us: (435) 755-5000
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Reasons Extraction May Be Necessary
A tooth that has been too badly damaged by trauma or decay to be repaired may need to be removed. A tooth that has a vertical crack that extends below the gum line may also need extraction as it is prone to infection.
Overcrowding and Impaction
When teeth are too large for your mouth or they are trapped under the gumline, some may need to be removed to prepare for orthodontia to correct alignment in your mouth.
Serious Root Canal Infection
When decay enters the interior, or pulp, of a tooth, root canal therapy may be able to treat the infection. However, if the infection is severe, extraction may be required to prevent the spread of the infection.
Severe Gum Disease
Extensive gum disease can damage the tissue and bones that support the teeth. In extreme cases, this requires the removal of the tooth.
The wisdom teeth can cause various problems, from impaction and overcrowding to being difficult to clean; these issues can increase the risk of cavities and gum infections.
Do I Need a Tooth Extraction?
Scheduling a dental consultation with a trusted doctor is the best way to find out if you need an extraction to restore your oral health.
Dr. Gregory E. Anderson is not your typical dentist. He is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and a diplomate of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He has been in practice for 25 years and is conveniently located with offices in Logan and Garland, UT.
Dr. Anderson's extensive dental expertise allows him to manage a wide variety of problems and determine what solutions are appropriate for your case. He uses the latest technology, such as digital x-rays, to closely evaluate the problem and provide safe and effective treatment.
What to Expect with a Tooth Extraction
Anxious? We offer a variety of sedation dentistry options.
Dedicated Care From Start to Finish
"The staff here are incredible. As far as health coverage is concerned, they go above and beyond to get your procedure approved. Sandra was literally on the phone with my insurance company for three straight hours. She gets it done!" Kevin Gidley