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Dear patients and friends,
As some of you have already heard, there was a fire in our building, and the damage was extensive. We’re in the process of assessing, and figuring out how to get back to providing care to you all as soon as possible. In the meantime, we are keeping up with voicemails and text messages, and working on setting up some staff to work remotely. If you have a dental emergency or a question about an appointment we are still here to help you. Don’t hesitate to call, we will get back to you shortly.

This has been our home for over 44 years, so this has been a heartbreaking day. But the love and support we’ve already gotten from patients, friends, and the dental community are really helping us through. Thank you all.

With love,
Dr. Tom Pollard, Dr. Jill Pollard, and the whole Pollard Family Dentistry crew.

Tooth Extractions


Woman smiling after healing from tooth extractions by dentist in Portland, OR.A tooth extraction is the procedure done to remove a tooth that is damaged beyond repair from its socket in the jawbone. Extractions are also done to remove wisdom teeth that may be impacted or create future problems.

Many extractions can be performed in our Portland office; however, more complicated procedures may be referred to one of our trusted oral surgeons.

Why are teeth extracted?

•  Severely decayed teeth
•  Periodontal disease leading to bone loss
•  Fractured in such a way that it is impossible or impractical to repair
•  Badly positioned (impacted wisdom teeth)
•  Non-functional or poorly functional teeth that should be replaced with a bridge, denture or dental implant

Extractions are generally classified as either non-surgical (also known as "simple") or surgical (involving cutting through the gums and tooth). A simple procedure can quickly become a surgical procedure if the tooth fractures or refuses to loosen under pressure. We perform these procedures only after making the extraction site(s) profoundly numb.

Tooth Extraction Post-Operative Instructions


Following tooth extraction you may experience bleeding, oozing, soreness or moderate to severe pain.

Bleeding should stop by 8–12 hours following the extraction. If you experience significant bleeding past this time please call our office at (503) 223-7682 immediately. Oozing of pink fluid for 1–2 days is normal.

Discomfort following the tooth extraction is best managed with a mild analgesic like Tylenol, Advil or Aleve. If you experience severe pain that lasts more than 2-3 days after your extraction please call our office.

Healing should be as smooth as possible following tooth extraction. It is important to not disturb the extraction site. Remember to eat a soft diet and avoid vigorous rinsing for 24 hours following the extraction.

After 24 hours rinse with strong warm salt water for 1 minute a couple of times daily for 3–4 days. This will reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth and will promote better healing.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to call us at (503) 223-7682.
Pollard Family Dentistry in Portland, OR

Office hours


Mon–Thurs 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Location


419 NW 23rd Avenue # 201
Portland, OR 97210-3470

Contact


Office: (503) 223-7682

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