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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.

Dr. Newey of The Oral & Facial Surgery Center can perform extraction in complete comfort using anesthesia and gentle techniques.

Ending Oral Pain With an Extraction

Illustration of an impacted wisdom tooth

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.

To learn more about our comfortable extraction treatments, contact Dr. Newey for a consultation at our Clearfield, UT, oral surgery practice serving Laytona and Syracuse. We are located about 30 minutes north of Salt Lake City, Utah, via I-15.

7 Reasons for Tooth Extractions

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

Severe decay

Infection that can't be resolved with a root canal

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

A significant dental fracture

Severe dental crowding (no room for the tooth)

Orthodontics prep (crowded teeth could prevent alignment)

Dental impaction (such as wisdom teeth that don't have enough room to grow normally)

If your dentist has recommended an extraction, get in touch with our office in Clearfield, UT, serving Layton and Syracuse. We make patient comfort a priority.

Reach Out to Dr. Newey Today

If you have extraction needs that general dental care can't meet, Dr. Newey can provide the solution you need in absolute comfort. Our oral surgeon is trusted by dentists throughout the greater Clearfield, UT, area when patients have complex dental needs, such as severely impacted wisdom teeth removal. He also provides solutions like dental implants that can replace your teeth in a way that restores function and maintains the health of your jaw.

When teeth can't be saved with treatments such as a root canal, you need specialized care. Get in touch with Dr. Newey's Clearfield office today to request your appointment. You can send us an electronic message or call:

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"Quick, easy, and stress-free."

"I have severe anxiety with any dental work and surgery in general, but Dr. Newey and his staff made my experience as quick, easy and stress free as could be. I highly recommend The Oral & Facial Surgery Center and is my first choice for any future oral surgeries!" Emily Huber, 5-Star Google Review

Why See Our Oral Surgeon for Tooth Extractions?

Most dentists perform simple extractions. However, many 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. He is qualified to perform all types of extractions, and many dentists in the area refer patients to him in complex cases.

Our Clearfield, UT, practice has advanced digital X-ray and 3D 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.

The Extraction Process

  • Normal Extraction
  • Dr. Newey will grasp the tooth with specialized dental 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 dental forceps 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 to control bleeding. Bleeding should stop shortly after surgery. 
Try not to dislodge the blood clot. You should avoid brushing or flossing near the clot 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. If you develop dry socket, get in touch with Dr. Newey for treatment focused on pain relief and expedited healing. The condition can usually be resolved within a few days.
Avoid smoking, drinking from a straw, or strenuous exercise for a day or two. Ice packs, antibiotics, and pain medications may be prescribed to prevent swelling, pain, or infection. For most patients, swelling and other 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. 

Replacing Lost Teeth With Dental Implants

While extracted wisdom teeth do not need to be replaced, we recommend that you replace other teeth with implants. That's because implants not only give dentures and other replacement teeth exceptional stability, but also provide the stimulation needed to prevent jaw atrophy after tooth loss.

Implants require a minor surgery, after which you can expect some swelling, slight bleeding, and mild discomfort. Dr. Newey will prescribe pain meds to maintain your comfort as you recover. In about three to six months, when the implants have completely integrated with the jaw, they will be able to support your dentures, bridges, or crowns.

"We love Dr. Newey and his staff!"

"We love Dr. Newey and his staff! Professional and down to earth. I would recommend him to everyone. He has removed wisdom teeth on 2 of my children. Great experience both times." Sara Atkinson, 5-Star Google Review
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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