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Tooth Extraction

Although a dentist's first priority is always to preserve and protect your natural teeth, extraction is sometimes necessary.

Dr. Mark Tall performs safe and precise tooth extractions with minimal discomfort at Sandcreek Dental in Idaho Falls, ID.

Find out why patients from Ammon, Shelley, Rexburg, and Blackfoot, ID, choose our patient-centered practice for extractions...

A Reliable Dental Solution for Years to Come Why Extract Teeth?

Pain Relief

While tooth extraction may sound scary, it can be the most effective way to eliminate dental pain for good. When an infected tooth is too far gone for root canal therapy, removing the tooth removes the source of your pain, allowing you to say goodbye to persistent toothaches once and for all. 

Improve Oral Health

It is important to remove decayed teeth because tooth decay can quickly spread to surrounding teeth and can even affect your gums. Additionally, it is critical to remove impacted wisdom teeth because they can cause dental misalignment and trap bacteria that put your oral health at risk. In such circumstances, tooth extraction becomes necessary to protect the rest of your teeth.

Orthodontic Preparation

Patients who are interested in straightening their smiles may need a tooth extraction before being approved for braces. It is common to remove wisdom teeth for orthodontic preparation to give the teeth adequate room to shift into their desired positions.

Restorative Preparation

Dr. Tall can remove teeth to prepare your mouth for restorative solutions like bridges, dentures, or dental implants. We usually recommend implants because they replicate tooth roots. Extraction is often the first step towards achieving a brand new, healthier smile.

A dentist points out on an x-ray a tooth that needs to be extracted
Extracting damaged teeth can protect the health of surrounding tissues and your oral health.

Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority

Here at our Idaho Falls office, we treat our patients like family and strive to make your visit as pleasant as possible. Our advanced technology allows us to perform diagnosis and treatment quickly and efficiently.

For patients who want to be extra comfortable, we offer warm blankets, Pandora radio, and headphones so you can sit back and relax during your appointment. We also provide sedation options for those who may be anxious about their tooth extraction.

"They Treated Me with Such Friendliness, Respect and Expertise" We Have Hundreds of 5-Star Google Reviews

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Dolly Danielson

2020

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I am new to the Idaho Falls area and needed a dentist. I was lucky to find such a wonderful practice here in Ammon! From the very beginning they treated me with such friendliness, respect and expertise. Tina the dental hygienist was the most gentlest, sweetest person I could meet that day. I always get nervous going to the dentist and she made me feel relaxed immediately.. Dr Tall was just as warm and professional and I felt I had really chosen the best dentist and dental office! The office staff was so accommodating and helpful to my concerns. Thank you Sandcreek Dental for a wonderful dental experience!

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Karen Sadler

2019

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Mark is beyond kind, skilled, talented and caring. I feel so fortunate to have him as my dentist. I always feel so secure and comfortable when I go to Sandcreek Dental. I love the way he and his staff are always happy and upbeat. Each one of his employees have made a special way into my heart.

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What to Expect during Treatment

Consultation

If you have a painful tooth, schedule a consultation so Dr. Tall can determine if tooth extraction is necessary. We use innovative diagnosis tools, including x-rays and an advanced cone beam scanner that captures 3-D images, for accurate treatment planning.

Anesthesia

On the day of your procedure, our dentist will begin by numbing the treatment site with a local anesthetic. You may also opt for nitrous oxide sedation to achieve a relaxed state while your dental work is being performed. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Tall will begin the removal process.

Removal

Our dentist will loosen the affected tooth from its socket before safely and gently removing the tooth. In some cases, he may divide the tooth into pieces for easier removal and more gentle treatment. This technique can lessen the impact on your jaw and reduce the time required for healing. 

Recovery

After the extraction is complete, our dentist may place gauze to reduce and ultimately stop the bleeding. You may be given painkillers to manage any postoperative pain, and you will receive detailed instructions to follow during the recovery process.
Dr. Mark Tall

Sandcreek Dental

Dr. Mark Tall and his team in Idaho Falls are dedicated to providing an exceptional dental experience with:

  • Comprehensive care
  • State-of-the-art technology
  • Family-oriented approach
  • Genuine patient relationships

To schedule your consultation, contact us online or call us at (208) 525-4780

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