Teeth Extractions in
Hillsboro, Oregon

For tooth removal, including the removal of wisdom teeth in Hillsboro, Oregon, contact Today's Dental today! Serving Hillsboro and the surrounding area, Today's Dental can answer any questions you may have about your tooth extraction.

Dental Tooth Extractions in Hillsboro, OR

Teeth Extractions at Today's Dental in Hillsboro, Oregon

Typically, you have your wisdom teeth removed in your teens or early 20s. In some cases, you may have your wisdom teeth removed later into adulthood. If you or a family member needs wisdom teeth extraction, we’ve got you covered. At Today's Dental, we can provide complete comfort and relief for your wisdom teeth issues. Even if you need a tooth removed for a separate reason, we’re here to help.

Do I Need a Teeth Extraction?

There are many reasons why a person would need a tooth extraction. Even though your permanent teeth are meant to last you through the rest of your life, sometimes they don’t and need to be removed. The most common reason for need a tooth extraction aside from wisdom teeth issues include:

  • The tooth is badly damaged from trauma or decay
  • Overcrowding in the mouth
  • Infection or risk of infection

Not everyone needs to have their wisdom teeth removed. In many cases, wisdom teeth are healthy and grow incorrectly. It's when the wisdom teeth come in at an angle or do not come through all the way. Some dentist will recommend having your wisdom teeth removed before they fully emerge through the gum line. This is because it's much easier and safer to have your wisdom teeth removed before the roots and bone are fully formed.

What Can I Expect During a Tooth Extraction?

The process for tooth extraction is fairly simple, and recovery typically only lasts a few days. Before pulling the tooth or teeth, the dentist will give you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb the area of the tooth removal. We also offer laughing gas to help you relax.

If the tooth is impacted, the dentist will cut away the gum and bone tissue that is covering the tooth. Once this is done, the dentist will remove the tooth using special tools. In some cases, a hard to remove the tooth is removed in pieces. Once the tooth is removed, stitches are put at the site to close the gum over the extraction site.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Tooth Removed?

No matter the reason for having a tooth removed, there are many benefits to the procedure aside from relief of pain. These benefits include:

  • Reduction in headaches
  • Less mouth or jaw pain
  • Reduction in overcrowding of the teeth
  • Reduction in infection from decayed teeth

If you're considering having your wisdom teeth removed or feel a tooth extraction is a necessary procedure for you, contact our office at (503) 567-8802 .

See Real Patient Reviews
in Hillsboro

5 star review image

Melanie I.

Best dentist I have ever been to! Very compassionate and takes the time to make sure you are pain free! And I'm a big chicken! Entire staff is amazing! Even if I moved far away, I would not change dentists!
5 star review image

Marti M.

I have had the best experiences at Today's Dental. Everyone is so nice, and Dr. Matzelle is the best! After being seen by him, I can't i.agine going anywhere else!
5 star review image

R A Stafford

I've been using Todays Dental for well over 30 years and always been happy with the services they provide. Some of the empoyees have been there as long and that says a lot to me.
Leave a Review
Dr. Eric Matzelle photo
We do everything we can to make your experience with us relaxing, rewarding, and convenient!

Request an Appointment

If you prefer to speak to a team member, please call (503) 567-8802 .
Our Doctors New Patients Book Online