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Dear patients and friends,
We have good news! We have decided to stay in our Sylvan Highlands location and make this space our permanent home. We’re thankful that this location is only 8 minutes from our old office. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns, or are wondering when you can be seen. For all the patients who stayed with us through the challenge of recovering from the fire, thank you. We will always be thankful for your support during this time.

We are always excited to meet new patients so please reach out to us if you are looking for a new dental home. To longtime patients and other professionals who refer their family and friends to us, thank you for your support and confidence. Whether you are looking for routine dental care or have a question about a dental procedure, please reach out to us, we are happy to help.

We’re excited to continue to serve you and your families in this next chapter.

Sincerely,

Dr. Tom Pollard and Dr. Jill Pollard

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.–4:00 p.m.

Location


5440 SW Westgate Dr. #390
Portland, OR 97221-2449

Contact


Office: (503) 223-7682

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