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Tooth Extractions

If you have a tooth that cannot be saved due to decay or wisdom teeth that are impacted or growing crookedly, you may need an extraction.

Many local dentists refer patients needing extractions to oral surgeon Mark Newey in Clearfield, UT, particularly if surgery is needed.

How does Dr. Newey of The Oral & Facial Surgery Center perform a tooth extraction without causing pain or anxiety?

Ending Oral Pain With an Extraction

Leaving a broken, infected, or impacted tooth in place may cause you more pain in the long run than a simple tooth extraction using gentle techniques and local anesthetic.

Mouth with an impacted tooth. Using gentle techniques and local anesthetic, extractions can be virtually painless. If the impacted tooth is not removed, it can become infected or cause alignment problems.

To learn more about our comfortable extraction treatments, contact Dr. Newey at our dental practice for a consultation. We are located about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City, Utah, via I-15.

Why See Our Oral Surgeon for Tooth Extractions?

Many regular dentists do not perform complex tooth extractions, such as cases involving wisdom teeth that have impacted bone, gum, or neighboring dental tissue.

Dr. Newey is an oral surgeon, meaning he has many years of specialized oral surgical training. Therefore, he is qualified to perform all types of extractions.

Our practice has advanced digital x-ray and 3-D imaging equipment that many dentist offices do not. These tools can make your extraction as precise, efficient, and comfortable as possible.

Dr. Newey can develop a customized post-extraction plan for you, such as replacing extracted teeth with dental implants and lifelike restorations.

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Debbie Osuna

May, 2021

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Five stars is not enough they deserve more than five stars. Dr.Newey and his staff goes above and beyond to help their patients feel comfortable, and important. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anybody. Thank you all so much!

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Brent Jensen

April, 2021

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Super impressed with this place. The office is beautiful and the staff are friendly. They communicate with you well. Having your daughters wisdom teeth removed isn’t “fun” ... but this team is Great!!!

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6 Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Here are some reasons Dr. Newey may need to extract a tooth at his Clearfield, UT, oral surgery practice in order to preserve your oral health:

Severe decay

Pulp infection

Gum disease (that has caused a tooth to become loose)

Large break

Severe crowding (no room for the tooth)

Orthodontics prep (crowded teeth could prevent alignment)

Impaction (wisdom teeth that don't have enough room to grow normally)

The Extraction Process

  • Normal Extraction
  • Dr. Newey will simply grasp the tooth with his forceps and gently move it back and forth until it becomes loose enough for removal.
  • Surgical Extraction
  • In the case of impacted wisdom teeth, Dr. Newey will precisely incise gum and bone tissue where the tooth is trapped. He will grasp the tooth with forceps (sort of like dental pliers) and move it back and forth to loosen it. He may separate the tooth into sections to make it easier to extract.

What Is Recovery Like?

You'll receive detailed recovery instructions to take home with you, but here are the basics:
Avoid smoking, drinking from a straw, or strenuous exercise for a day or two.
Avoid smoking, drinking from a straw, or strenuous exercise for a day or two.
After the extraction, Dr. Newey will place some gauze to stop any residual bleeding. Keeping the gauze in place will help an important blood clot form over the extraction site. You may need to replace the gauze over the following hours.
Try not to dislodge the blood clot by avoiding brushing or flossing that area for at least a day. But continue to care for the rest of your teeth as normal. If the clot is dislodged, a painful condition called dry socket can occur.
Avoid smoking, drinking from a straw, or strenuous exercise for a day or two. Ice packs, antibiotics, and pain medications can help prevent swelling, pain, or infection. These possible side effects will fade quickly.
Dr. Newey may also advise you to eat soft or liquid foods like soup, yogurt, or applesauce after the procedure so you don't disturb the extraction site. 
Dr. Mark L. Newey

The Oral & Facial Surgery Center

Dr. Mark L. Newey has been in private practice since 2005; he combines his advanced training with the latest in technology to optimize results for all his patients. Dr. Newey is a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons 
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologist
  • Utah Dental Association 
  • Weber District Dental Association

To request a consultation with Dr. Newey at our state-of-the-art office, request an appointment online or reach us by phone.

Call Us: (801) 825-1116

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