|Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we will be temporarily limiting our practice to emergency treatment only per ADA guidelines.
It was a difficult decision to make, but we felt it was in the best interest of our patients, staff, and the community at large.
We will be open with limited hours for emergency patients only. All regular treatment and preventive care will be resumed in the coming weeks as it is safe to do so.
Thank you for your patience and ongoing support!
Your Columbia River Dental Team.
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 St. Helens office; however, more complicated procedures may be referred to one of our trusted oral surgeons.
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.