(503) 689-8936


Dr. Na Xu
Healthy Smiles Family Dental
2601 25th St., Suite 400
Salem, OR 97302


P: (503) 689-8936
F: (503) 339-1981
E: healthysmilesfamily@gmail.com

Hours
Monday - Thursday 8:00am -5:00pm
Fridays 8:00am-1:00pm
Lunch 1:00pm - 2:00pm




Map | Directions
 


Tooth Extractions

A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth from its socket in the jawbone that is damaged beyond repair. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems of decay due to their positioning.

Many extractions can be performed in our Salem office; however, more complicated procedures may be referred to an oral surgery specialist that we work closely with.

Why Are Teeth Extracted?


•  Severely decayed teeth
•  Periodontal disease leading to bone loss
•  Fractured in such a way that it is impossible or impractical to repair
•  Badly positioned (impacted wisdom teeth)
•  Non-functional or poorly functional teeth that should be replaced with a bridge, denture, or dental implant

Extractions are generally classified as either non-surgical (also known as "simple") or surgical (involving cutting through the gums). A simple procedure can quickly become a surgical procedure if the tooth fractures or refuses to loosen under pressure. We perform these procedures only after making the extraction site(s) profoundly numb.

Tooth Extraction Post-Operative Instructions


Following tooth extraction you may experience bleeding, oozing, soreness, or moderate to severe pain.

Bleeding


Your bleeding should stop by 8-12 hours following the extraction. If you experience significant bleeding past this time please call our office immediately. Oozing of pink fluid for 1-2 days is normal.

Pain


After the tooth extraction pain is best managed with a mild analgesic like Tylenol, Advil, or Aleve. If you experience severe pain that lasts more than 2-3 days after your extraction please call our office.

Dental Upkeep


It is important to not disturb the extraction site. Remember to eat a soft diet for 24 hours following the extraction. Avoid vigorously rinsing with any type of liquid for the first 24 hours.

After 24 hours


Please rinse with strong warm salt water for 1 minute a couple of times daily for 3-4 days. This will reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth and will promote better healing.

Home  | Our Practice  | General Dental Care  | Cosmetic Services  | For Patients  | Testimonials  | Contact Us  | Na Xu, DDS  | Mark Thomas, DMD  | Meet Our Team  | Cleanings & Prevention  | Gum Disease  | Restoring Teeth  | Dental Implants  | Dental Emergency  | Broken Tooth  | Teeth Whitening  | Replacing Missing Teeth  | White Fillings  | Porcelain Veneers  | Dental Blog  | New Patient Forms  | Smile Gallery  | Special Offers  | News & Events  | Patient Resources




Healthy Smiles Family Dental | www.myfamilydentistsalem.com | (503) 689-8936
2601 25th St SE, Suite 400, Salem, OR 97302



 

 

Copyright © 2013-2017 Healthy Smiles Family Dental. All rights reserved.  Sitemap | Links
Healthy Smiles Family Dental, 2601 25th St SE, Salem, OR, 97302 - Related Phrases: dentist Salem OR• cosmetic dentist Salem OR• dentist Salem OR• (503) 689-8936• www.myfamilydentistsalem.com• 5/3/2017