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230 Columbia Blvd, St. Helens, OR 97051
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We hope this update finds you well!

On June 1st, we opened our office for routine and elective services. If your dental care was interrupted due to Covid-19, please call us at 503-397-0080 to reschedule.

For your safety, additional protections are in place according to CDC guidelines. We look forward to providing care in a safe and responsible manner.

~Your Columbia River Dental Team

Tooth Extractions


extracted tooth held next to mirror ThinkstockPhotos 480054442 width of 500 pixelsA 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.