Family & General Dentistry & Orthodontics located in Bellevue, WA


Extractions services offered in Bellevue, WA

A tooth extraction may be the best option if you have a tooth that is severely decayed, infected, or damaged. At Newport Dental, Sarah Park, DDS, and David Rubinov, DDS, bring years of dental experience to decide if a tooth extraction is right for you. From their office in Bellevue, Washington, the team offers tooth extractions to help ease the pain of a throbbing, aching tooth. An extraction is generally the last resort, but if necessary, you can trust the expert team at Newport Dental. Call the clinic or book an evaluation online today.

Extractions Q&A

Why would a dentist recommend a tooth extraction?

By extracting a tooth, you risk losing bone and gum tissue and damaging surrounding structures. Because of this, the team at Newport Dental exhausts every option in repairing your natural teeth before recommending extraction. An extraction is sometimes the best and safest option for your health.

Your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction if you have any of the following issues:

  • Advanced level of decay
  • Severe abscess 
  • Failed root canal
  • Severe periodontal or gum disease
  • Tooth fractures 
  • Trauma to the teeth or jaw

There are certain instances when a tooth needs to be extracted to prevent overcrowding issues. Your dentist might recommend pulling your wisdom teeth to make space for the rest of your teeth and to avoid an abnormal bite.

How does a dentist perform a tooth extraction?

Newport Dental specializes in atraumatic extractions and provides treatments that preserve your bone and gum tissue. To ensure you’re comfortable, your dentist thoroughly numbs your tooth and gums with a novocaine injection.

For a simple extraction, your dentist uses an elevator tool to gently loosen your tooth. Then your dentist uses forceps to rock your tooth back and forth to carefully remove it.

If you need a surgical extraction, which may be necessary for a larger tooth, your dentist first cuts into your gum tissue. They remove a minimal amount of surrounding bone to help make the extraction process easier. In some cases, tooth sectioning is necessary to break your tooth into smaller parts to help with the extraction process. 

After your extraction is complete, your dentist may place sutures to close the wound if necessary. To stop the bleeding, the team will provide a bit of gauze for you to bite down on for a short period afterward. 

Which treatments will I need after a tooth extraction?

Your Newport Dental provider will advise you on your post-extraction care as soon as the extraction is complete. Sometimes, replacing your extracted tooth with a false tooth is important to help you maintain your normal bite. Of course, if you need an extraction for overcrowding purposes, you won’t need further treatment. 

Your dedicated dentist at Newport Dental may recommend a dental bridge or implant to fill in the gap. If you had several teeth extracted, a partial temporary or fixed denture might be a solution for restoring your bite. 

If you’re in need of a tooth extraction, look no further than Newport Dental. You can book a dental exam through the website, or you can call the office nearest you to speak with a team member directly.