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.
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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
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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:
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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.
You Have Options After Tooth Extraction
Undergoing tooth extraction doesn't mean you have to live with gaps in your smile forever. Patients at our Logan and Garland offices who have recently recovered from tooth extraction can be excellent candidates for implant-supported dental restorations.
Missing teeth can cause your jawbone to lose density over time, and many patients require a preparatory bone graft to supplement their jaw tissue before implant placement. Fortunately, recent extraction patients are likely to have retained their jawbone density, making implant-supported restorations an effective solution.
Single-Tooth Implant-Supported Crowns
If you have had one tooth extracted, we can fill the gap in your smile with a natural-looking implant-supported crown restoration that subtly blends in with the rest of your teeth.
Patients who have had a few consecutive teeth extracted can enjoy comfortable eating, speaking, and smiling again with an implant-supported dental bridge.
If you have had an entire row of teeth extracted, an implant-supported denture is the most durable, lifelike choice to transform the appearance and function of your smile.
Fill Gaps in Your Smile With the Help of a Board-Certified Surgeon
Practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery since 1994, Dr. Gregory E. Anderson uses the latest dental techniques and technologies to help our patients achieve incredible, lasting results after tooth loss or tooth extraction. Whether you're interested in implant-supported restorations or other options to replace missing teeth, we can provide answers to your questions.
To learn more about how Dr. Anderson can restore your smile after tooth extraction, contact our offices in Logan and Garland.
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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
After your tooth extraction, blood clots will form at the extraction site and bleeding will subside. The pressure from using straws can cause the blood clot to become dislodged, which can be painful and interfere with healing.
Watch What You Eat
Stick to soft foods after your tooth extraction. You can avoid disrupting the surgical site by only consuming soft foods for the first few days of your recovery. Also, avoid hot beverages and spicy foods.
Swish With Salt Water
Don't rinse your mouth or spit for the first 24 hours after your tooth extraction, as this can disrupt the blood clot and recovery process. However, begin rinsing with salt water after 24 hours to promote healing.
Take Pain Medication
Depending on the type of tooth extraction you receive, Dr. Anderson may prescribe pain medication or recommend over-the counter medication. Stay on top of taking this medication as directed to avoid any painful symptoms. Simple measures like using an ice pack can also help you manage discomfort.
Are You in Pain? Request a Consultation
Are you experiencing a toothache? Let us take a look and determine if conservative treatment can provide relief, or if tooth extraction is the best solution. Call to request a consultation at our Logan or Garland offices to find relief:
We Offer Anesthesia & Sedation For Your Comfort
With intravenous (IV) sedation, you are conscious throughout the entire procedure, but in a deep state of relaxation. You may not remember the procedure after the effects wear off.
Along with sedation options to relax your mind and body, Dr. Anderson uses local anesthesia to numb the extraction site for a virtually painless procedure.
Dr. Anderson works with anesthesiologists to provide general anesthesia to patients requiring the deepest sedation. Patients undergoing extraction typically don't need general anesthesia.
Nitrous oxide is the lightest form of sedation. Inhaled through a mask placed over your nose, the effects wear off quickly and can be ideal for simple, non-surgical extractions.
Dental Implants & Related Treatments
Following extraction of an adult tooth, a dental implant can replace lost tooth roots, support replacement teeth, and prevent the jaw atrophy that otherwise follows tooth loss. Consider dental implants after your extraction.
If you need dental implants to replace one or more teeth in the upper jaw, special care must be taken to avoid disrupting the sinus membranes. If your sinuses are too low, a sinus lift can help you qualify for treatment by adding bone tissue to accommodate the implants.
Sufficient jawbone density is required for the implants to integrate with the jaw. Dr. Anderson can perform bone grafts to help improve your bone density if you have suffered any degree of jaw recession.
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