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 an 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 the 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 Mary K
Dr. Stacy is exceptional, as is her staff. Everyone is so pleasant, kind and knowledgeable. Dr. Stacy genuinely cares about you, your procedure and your outcome. I feel so very fortunate to have found Geisler Oral Surgery. Dr. Stacy is very knowledgeable and makes sure you know every step that is occurring. I also had to call her, outside of office hours. She was quick to answer and was able to ease my mind and help me a great deal, over the phone. Unfortunately, I have had to have numerous teeth extracted, but this was my first procedure by Dr, Stacy. This is the first time I did not end up with a dry socket. I sm very appreciative of the well done procedure, Dr. Stacy and her staff! Thank you so much, your dental clinic is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Thank you, Dr. Stacy and your entire staff!
- Mary K
Patient Review by Carol B
Thank you for all the wonderful care that you gave to my friend. You truly are such a special person. Your warmth, professionalism and genuine concern puts everyone at ease. My friend said "I LOVE her." She was so worried because she had received rough care from other oral surgeons but you really put her at ease and made her feel very comfortable. We are so lucky to have found you!
- Carol B
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