Many different situations can arise in which a patient may need to have a permanent natural tooth removed. That may include significant damage from cavities or in preparation for implant or denture placement. Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros of Eugene, OR, can provide extractions when needed, including both simple and surgical. Dental extractions are just one of many services offered at Distinctive Dentistry.

Why might tooth extractions be necessary?

Below are several of the more common situations that may warrant the removal of one or more permanent teeth:

A failed root canal that cannot save the tooth
Injury/trauma to the mouth/tooth
In preparation for orthodontic work, implants, or dentures
3rd molars, also known as “wisdom teeth” becoming problematic
To remove severely infected teeth
Teeth that cannot be restored with fillings or protected with crowns

Which type of extraction do I need?

There are two methods of tooth removal, which include simple extractions and surgical extractions. A simple extraction is performed on teeth above the gum line with little to no complicating factors. Alternatively, teeth impacted below the gum line, such as impacted wisdom teeth, will need to be removed surgically. That requires the dentist to cut into the gums to access the tooth and remove it effectively. Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros at Distinctive Dentistry can perform both types of extractions.

What can I expect after tooth extraction?

Most patients can heal quickly and easily from simple extractions performed in just a few minutes right in the dental chair. Surgical extractions often require a longer time for recovery as the stitches and the gum tissue need to heal. Patients are given aftercare instructions following their procedure to follow and reduce their risk of complications such as infections.

Are you considering dental extractions?

Work with a dental team that can offer both simple and surgical options. At Distinctive Dentistry, Drs. Robert Gemmell and Ty Jaros can assist. Call (541) 255-1287 to request an appointment at 1775 River Road in Eugene, OR. The office accepts new patients seeking comprehensive dental care solutions for themselves or their family members.