Tooth Extractions in Albany, Salem & Corvallis OR
Do I need a Tooth Extraction?
You and Dr. Howerton, Dr. Hopkin, Dr. Kennedy or Dr. Clark may determine that you need a tooth extraction for any number of reasons. Some teeth are extracted because they are severely decayed; others may have advanced periodontal disease, or have broken in a way that cannot be repaired. Other teeth may need removal because they are poorly positioned in the mouth (such as impacted teeth), or in preparation for orthodontic treatment.
The removal of a single tooth can lead to problems related to your chewing ability, problems with your jaw joint, and shifting teeth, which can have a major impact on your dental health.
To avoid these complications, in most cases, Drs. Howerton, Hopkin, Kennedy or Clark will discuss alternatives to extractions as well as replacement of the extracted tooth.
Need a Tooth Extracted? Contact our office today to schedule an appointment!
The Tooth Extraction Process
At the time of extraction the doctor will need to numb your tooth, jaw bone and gums that surround the area with a local anesthetic.
During the extraction process you will feel a lot of pressure. This is from the process of firmly rocking the tooth in order to widen the socket for removal.
You feel the pressure without pain as the anesthetic has numbed the nerves stopping the transference of pain, yet the nerves that transmit pressure are not profoundly affected.
If you do feel pain at any time during the extraction please let us know right away.
Sectioning a Tooth
Some teeth require sectioning. This is a very common procedure done when a tooth is so firmly anchored in its socket or the root is curved and the socket can’t expand enough to remove it. The doctor simply cuts the tooth into sections then removes each section one at a time.
After Tooth Extraction
Drs. Howerton, Hopkin, Kennedy and Clark, LLC
Excellent experience. Staff is superior from front office to operating room. Dr. Howerton with Brandy , Cindy and Kat made this procedure very smooth and put me at ease with the extraction. Highly recommend this office.
- RALPH S
I highly praise this group of oral surgeons. I have had Dr Clark on two occasions to remove most of my teeth in preparation for dentures. Dr Clark has such a great personality. He put me to sleep and when I awoke it was over! I am 67 years of age, but I am a tuff old bird! Thank You Dr Clark
- Dianne E
I had a wonderful experience here. Everyone was kind, and obviously knowledgeable for their position. I had every one of my questions answered. Dr. Kennedy listened to my concerns and reassured me that he would have my problems fixed before he was done with me. From beginning to end, I was well taken care of. I highly recommend them for any dental care needed.
- Anne L
Very kind and professional
- Jim W
My husband and I were greeted by a friendly Receptionist (Rena? who was wearing purple) and taken care of by Blake & Echo. Tammi did a "purr-fect" job of giving injections & said I was relaxing well. Dr. Howerton had wonderful bed-side manners & we're glad he removed the tooth that day instead on making another trip from Toledo. He repaired a broken jaw of Steve & Jennie's son 30 years ago. We're pleased a letter from OHP said extraction was covered. He sure took good care of me!!! Thanks, Roberta
- Roberta Ann B
Would definitely recommend to others. Extremely courteous and professional staff. D
- Pat O
While dental surgery is not my favorite past time the needed procedure of extraction and implant was highly professional and efficient Patient care us 5 stars.
- thurman M
I would recommend this office hands down. Just so friendly and personable. Thank you very much!
- Dave H
Staff nurse Janice, exceeded all expectations. She portrayed "Patinet First" priority in all her care delivery. We were so fortunate to have been assigned to her! Her patience, diligence, attention to detail and patience comfort and communication was par excellence!
- Scott B
I love bikes 🙂 and I really appreciate how helpful and professional the staff here is. I would definitely recommend this office to other friends and family
- Colton N
I cannot say enough good things about this place! I was 2000 miles from home on vacation when one of my teeth caused me some problems. I was in excruciating pain, and I had nowhere to go for help. This company welcome to me with understanding and kindness, from the women at the front desk to Alexa and Ruby and Dr Clark. All of them had compassion on me, which is very comforting being so far from home and in so much pain. Dr. Clark was very knowledgeable and extremely careful in removing my tooth and part of my bridge. His procedure was done very quickly and smoothly, and my pain immediately went away. I will forever be grateful to Dr Clark and this company and the way they treat patients with care.
- Jacqueline D
Thank you from an old girl who has always been afraid. I am humbled by your kindness and care. Thank you
- Ann M
I had two mesiodens taken out by Dr. Clark and his team. Before I went in I was scared, but they were really nice to me. They had lots of experience, they explained everything to me so I wouldn’t be scared, and it was easy! They even gave me a balloon (and my teeth)! Ben (10yrs old)