Smith Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Oral Surgery and Extractions

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Education and information are important, and we have found that patients who ask questions and stay involved in their dental care have better outcomes. We always welcome your questions, and we are happy to take the time to address your concerns.

Check out our list of questions patients often ask us about our practice, the services we provide, and dental care in general. If you have a question that isn’t answered here or you would like more information, you are always welcome to call our office or send us an email using our convenient online form.

Oral Surgery and Extractions

Man in Dentist Chair | Wisdom Tooth Exctraction Aloha OR Wisdom teeth removal is one of the most common oral surgery procedures. If your wisdom teeth are impacted, they may need to be removed, but many people actually never have their wisdom teeth extracted. The best way to determine whether your teeth need to be removed is to call our office and schedule an examination with either Dr. John Smith or Dr. Ryan Smith. We'll check to see if your impacted teeth are:

  • Infected
  • Putting pressure on your other teeth
  • Causing crowding
  • Likely to cause future problems

Determining if an extraction is needed

Every situation is different, so it's important to have a professional evaluate your wisdom teeth, and to help you find the best treatment options to suit your needs. Our team of experts will help you through the process, and we can determine if an extraction is needed. If you have any questions about your wisdom teeth, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to find out if they need to be removed, contact Smith Dental today for more information on getting started!

Call today to schedule your examination.

Woman at Dentist | Dentist in Hillsboro ORAt Smith Dental in Aloha, OR, we offer a variety of oral surgeries, including wisdom tooth and damaged tooth extractions and implant surgeries.
In addition to tooth extractions, we routinely perform surgeries to correct the following:

  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Jaw misalignment
  • Trauma repair
  • Jaw repositioning

When you have surgery performed at Smith Dental, our caring staff will keep you relaxed and comfortable prior to, during, and following your procedure. We also offer a variety of sedation options and are always available to answer any questions. 
Following your surgery, you may be sent home with aftercare instructions, any prescriptions you may need, and an appointment for follow up if necessary. 

General oral surgery aftercare instructions may include:

  • No drinking through a straw for a few days or hours following surgery
  • No smoking for a few days or hours following surgery
  • Soft foods for a few days or hours following surgery
  • Instructions on how to care for your stitches or other
  • How to take any prescribed medications properly 

Whether you’re looking for cosmetic surgery, alignment, or trauma repair, our caring staff is always available to answer any questions. We want you to feel confident in your care.

Contact our Aloha, OR dental office to schedule your next dental appointment today.  

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