Dental professionals work hard to save your natural tooth, but when an extraction is required, oral surgeons are highly trained and skilled to perform your procedure comfortably and with precision. When you come to see us for your first visit at one of our three practice locations in Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Preston, your oral surgeon will work with you to a create a treatment plan for your extraction and, if you wish, discuss restoring your smile with a lifelike tooth restoration such as a dental implant.
We perform safe and expert tooth extractions in the comfort of our welcoming Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Preston offices with multiple anesthesia options to ensure you are comfortable and at ease. Unless the extraction is complex, we use local anesthesia for extractions. During the procedure, you will be conscious and aware during treatment but will not feel any sensation of pain. If you tend to feel anxious during dental procedures, please let us know — our doctors are dedicated to your well-being and can provide you with additional options for your anesthesia, such as in-office intravenous (IV) sedation or sedation dentistry for our patients who may be feeling anxious about their procedure.
Why do I need to have my tooth removed?
Crowns, fillings, and root canals are some of the techniques that dental professionals use to try to save a natural tooth, but sometimes, a tooth is too damaged to repair, or it may be endangering the health of the surrounding teeth. Sometimes, a healthy tooth will need to be removed if there is not enough room in the mouth, such as in a wisdom teeth removal procedure, or as part of an orthodontic or oral surgery treatment plan.
Your tooth may need to be extracted if
- Your teeth are over-crowded.
- Previous treatments have failed to save the tooth.
- The damage to the tooth cannot be repaired.
- Your tooth is trapped under the gums (impaction).
- You have advanced gum disease.
- You have severe infection or tooth decay.
- You have malformed teeth.
- Your oral surgeon is preparing your mouth for dental implants or other oral surgery treatment.
Our patients have shared their personal stories about their extractions to help you feel more at ease about your own procedure.
Tooth Extraction in Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Preston, ID
When you come to Oral Surgery Specialists of Idaho for a tooth extraction, you will receive safe, comfortable, and personalized care. We offer long-lasting and lifelike tooth restoration options to replace extracted teeth, and our doctors will be happy to speak with you about your restoration goals. Should you have any concerns or questions about your condition or your proposed treatment, or you are ready to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.