Gentle Tooth Extractions in Salem, OR
Wisdom teeth, emergency extractions, and more!
Comfortable Care For Every Mouth
Nearly 50% of Americans are missing at least one adult tooth. Sometimes teeth need to be removed to relieve crowding, eliminate decay or disease, improve bite alignment, or repair traumatic damage after an accident or injury. In younger children, an extraction may be needed when “baby teeth” are over-retained. Whatever the cause, at Healthy Smiles Family Dental in Salem, we work hard to make tooth extraction as stress-free as possible. Depending on a number of factors, we may recommend either a simple or surgical extraction.
Following your tooth extraction, we’ll work with you to determine if the missing tooth needs to be restored. We offer a variety of high-tech, natural-looking, easy-to-maintain, and durable restoration options, including:
- Partial denture
Need a little TLC for your smile? There’s nothing we can’t help with at Healthy Smiles Family Dental in Salem. Schedule your appointment today.
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Life happens. And we’re there when it does. If you damage a tooth in a car accident or your child gets injured playing sports, we can help. Call (503) 689-8936 to schedule an appointment. But try not to worry. In some cases, it’s possible to save a severely chipped or cracked tooth with the aid of a dental crown or other restoration.
So stay calm, get in touch, and let’s talk about your options.
Wisdom Tooth Removal
We offer wisdom tooth removal for adults and teenagers. But believe it or not, having your wisdom teeth taken out isn’t always necessary (or recommended). If your wisdom teeth aren’t causing you pain or crowding other teeth, it might be OK to just let them be. But if you or your teenager needs their wisdom teeth taken out, we can help.
If during an exam or checkup we find that a tooth is severely decayed or diseased, we may recommend an extraction if it’s the best way to restore your health and wellness. We’ll explain your options and help you make the best choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is a tooth extraction needed?
Generally speaking, we recommend extractions in these situations:
- When baby teeth are over-retained
- When tooth decay or infection is too advanced to save the tooth
- As part of orthodontic treatments
- To prevent complications related to wisdom teeth
How long will it take to feel better afterward?
After the anesthesia wears off and you’re not numb anymore, you’ll experience some pain, discomfort, and swelling. You may need over-the-counter or prescription medication to help you feel better. We also recommend you use an ice pack to reduce swelling. To aid in healing, we also encourage you to avoid hot liquids and drinking through a straw for a week or so.
You should feel as good as new (and hopefully even better!) within a couple of days. But if you have questions following an extraction, call our office for more information.
Dentistry is teamwork
When you visit Healthy Smiles Family Dental, you’ll see how our friendly and experienced team works together — and closely with you — to achieve smiles that are both healthy and beautiful. Even if it’s been years since your last visit to the dentist, we’re here to help, not judge. Our Salem practice is known for a commitment to:
- Comfortable tooth extractions
- Quality and affordable treatments
- Full-service dentistry for patients of all ages
You’ll feel confident about the care you’re receiving and about what the future holds for your smile.
“My family has been going to Healthy Smiles for 6 years and all of their staff has been so wonderful and very professional.”
and Financing Options
We can work with most insurance plans. If you don’t have dental insurance, we offer a variety of flexible payment options, including CareCredit.
Invest in your dental health and save!
We offer CareCredit and discount plans through Principal and Carrington. Our office can also arrange payment plans with automatic withdrawals from your bank account.
Whether you have dental insurance or not, we’ll help you get the care you need at a price you can afford.
Thank you for your service! We are proud to offer all veterans a 10% discount on all dental care and any products purchased at our office.
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Have questions? Call (503) 315-2500. We hope to see you soon!