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If you are looking for teeth extractions in Longview, Washington, call Lower Columbia Oral Health. Our team of trained dental professionals also perform wisdom tooth extractions.
At Lower Columbia Oral Health, it is our goal to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible. This is why we always encourage our patients to maintain proper at-home dental hygiene and to come to our Longview office every six months for regular checkups. However, to preserve your overall oral health, it may be necessary to perform teeth extractions. Our team performs teeth extractions and wisdom teeth extractions to help our patients find relief.
There are a number of causes for tooth extraction, including:
When it is no longer possible to preserve your damaged teeth, we will perform an extraction.
First, you will be given a local anesthetic to numb the tooth and surrounding tissue. This will reduce your discomfort and make your procedure as pain-free as possible. If more than a single tooth needs to be pulled out or if the tooth is impacted, sedation may be necessary. We also provide sedation to patients who experience dental anxiety to help them relax during treatment. Be sure to ask about our sedation dentistry options, including laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
One of our dentists will perform the procedure. For an impacted tooth, the gum and bone tissue will need to be cut so that the tooth can be taken out using forceps, rocking it back and forth ever so gently until it loosens.
If the tooth is very difficult to pull out, then the dentist will cut it in pieces and remove each piece individually. Once the tooth has been removed, the extraction site needs to be closed. This may entail stitching (for surgical extractions) and then placing gauze over the site to stop the bleeding.
After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort when the anesthesia wears off. There might be some minor bleeding and swelling, as well but this is only temporary. Our dentist will provide you with post-operative instructions which must be followed to avoid complications.
At Lower Columbia Oral Health, Dr. Wise is proud to offer decades of advanced training and expertise to help our patients find relief. We use safe piezoelectric surgery on nerves and blood vessels for the best possible results and a speedy recovery. Dr. Wise is a world-renowned oral surgeon and receives referrals from other offices in the area to handle the most difficult wisdom extractions.
Dr. Wise’s third master's degree was in orofacial pain, specializing in neuropathy and idiopathic facial and oral pain. He understands your needs better than any other dental care expert and can help you achieve optimal oral health using safe, research-driven treatments.
To learn more about teeth extractions in Longview, Washington, call Lower Columbia Oral Health at (360) 216-0304. A member of our caring staff is standing by to help you schedule your next appointment. We also perform wisdom teeth extractions. For your comfort, we offer a variety of relaxing amenities, including massage chairs and flat-screen TVs in our treatment rooms.