Tooth Extractions in Columbus

Tooth Extractions in
Columbus, OH

Tooth extractions are a common dental procedure performed to remove one or more teeth from the mouth. This is often necessary when a tooth is severely damaged, decayed, or causing overcrowding. Dr. Ellen Saslaw at Riverglen Dental is an experienced Columbus dentist who specializes in tooth extractions. She uses state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure a comfortable and pain-free experience for her patients. With her gentle approach, she aims to make the extraction process as stress-free as possible, prioritizing your comfort and safety.

Columbus Tooth Extractions

Why Should I Get Tooth Extractions?

Tooth extractions are not just about removing a damaged or decayed tooth. It's about preserving the overall health of your mouth. Leaving a problematic tooth untreated can lead to serious complications, including the spread of infection, damage to adjacent teeth, and potential bone loss. Furthermore, tooth extractions can also be a part of orthodontic treatment plans to create space for better teeth alignment. Dr. Saslaw's expertise in tooth extractions can help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile, preventing future dental issues.

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The Benefits Of Tooth Extractions

Pain Relief

Tooth extractions provide immediate relief from the discomfort caused by a severely decayed or damaged tooth. The procedure eliminates the source of pain, leading to improved oral comfort. Dr. Saslaw ensures that her patients experience minimal discomfort during and after the procedure.

Prevents Spread of Infection

Tooth extractions can prevent the spread of infection to other teeth and parts of the mouth. If a tooth is severely infected, extraction is often the most effective way to prevent further complications. Dr. Saslaw's careful and precise extraction techniques aim to maintain the health of the surrounding teeth and gums.

Improves Oral Health

By removing a problematic tooth, tooth extractions can significantly improve oral health. It can prevent overcrowding, improve alignment, and make space for a dental implant or bridge. Dr. Saslaw's comprehensive approach to dental care ensures that tooth extractions contribute to the long-term health and aesthetics of your smile.

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The Tooth Extraction Treatment Process

Examination and X-Ray

Before the extraction, Dr. Saslaw will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. She may also take an X-ray of your mouth to assess the condition of the tooth and the surrounding bone structure.


To ensure a pain-free procedure, Dr. Saslaw will administer local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth. She takes great care in ensuring that her patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure.

The Extraction

Once the area is numb, Dr. Saslaw will gently loosen the tooth using specialized dental tools. She will then carefully extract the tooth, taking care to minimize any discomfort or anxiety you may feel.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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