Lake Oswego & Portland OR
As oral health professionals, it is always our goal to save natural teeth when possible. However, for many people, the reality is that someday they will need to have an adult tooth extracted. If your tooth hurts or you have been told you need extraction, please call our office. Oral surgeons have extensive training in tooth extractions, from the simplest to the most complex, and can minimize any possible risks while protecting the health of your jawbone.
Common Reasons for Tooth Extraction
- Tooth Decay
- Periodontal Disease
- Broken Teeth/Fractures
- Orthodontic Preparation
- Impacted Teeth
Bone Grafting after Extraction
As soon as a tooth is extracted, the jawbone begins to recede, making it difficult to place an implant and negatively affecting the aesthetics of the face. To avoid this inevitable complication, we recommend placing bone grafting material at the same time as extraction. This will allow you to have a dental implant in the future if you choose, and also preserve your health and facial aesthetics.
Tooth Extractions: What to Expect
Tooth extractions are performed under local anesthesia, and we also offer additional anesthesia options for those who want a more relaxing experience. The procedure itself is pain-free and typically takes less than an hour. Results and recovery from extraction are safe and predictable. Any post-procedure soreness is usually adequately controlled with over-the-counter medications.
Home Care After Tooth Extraction
It is most important after tooth extraction to protect the blood clot that forms after surgery. Do not use straws, smoke, or rinse vigorously for several days. Start with a liquid diet and gradually increase textured foods as you feel better. Please read home care instructions for after tooth extraction here.
Extractions are nothing to be afraid of – we can give you a safe, calm and comfortable experience in our office.
Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Our caring and dedicated staff can't wait to hear from you!
Geisler Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Patient Review by Brittany F
Our family became acquainted with Dr Geisler via personal friends but we were unaware of her professional focus until we came upon her website while searching for oral surgeons. Our hope was to get a few second opinions after our first visit with another oral surgeon. We were thrilled to be able to meet with Dr. Geisler right away and relieved that our need to search for others was over. Our twin 13 year old girls were in need of wisdom teeth removal (which was nerve racking for all of us since we couldn't believe they needed to have them removed at such a young age) quickly because of cysts forming for one of them and having them bump against other teeth for the other. Dr Geisler's office was welcoming and relaxing from the moment we walked into the door. Her warm greeting and clear explanation of the procedure was super reassuring for all of us. We were able to schedule the procedures soon and she and her team provided amazing care - even through the COVID-19 pandemic! Both girls were extremely comfortable with how the procedure went and we appreciated her follow up that evening and in the appointments soon after the surgery. There were also very nice touches along the way. We can't say enough great things about Dr. Geisler and we highly recommend her!!
- Brittany F
Patient Review by Jean C
Dr. Geisler is professional, caring and sincere with skill way beyond the norm. Every appointment with Dr. Geisler has been a good experience from start to finish. I'm extremely grateful for Dr. Geisler's help and compassion, including her staff.
- Jean C
Patient Review by Anne S
I am extremely grateful to Dr. Stacy Geisler of Geisler Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Lake Oswego, OR. I lost a molar crown on New Year’s Eve and by the time that I could obtain an emergency referral to Dr. Geisler four days later, I was in serious pain. Although the remains of the tooth had to be extracted, the surgery was flawless and recovery was quick and successful. Moreover, Dr Geisler is such a delightful, caring person and I am really very sorry that (hopefully) I will not be seeing her often again. You know that you’ve found a treasure when you anticipate visiting your oral surgeon!
- Anne S
Patient Review by Kelly T
If you are considering oral surgery, this is the place you want to go.
- Kelly T
Patient Review by Keren G
I would recommend Dr. Geisler and staff to anyone needing their specialties.
- Keren G