Come to Bright Now! Dental in Portland for professional teeth extractions. If you’re in need of a dental extraction, we prioritize your well-being and comfort above all else.
During your dental examination, we’ll utilize X-rays to assess the extent of damage or infection, helping us determine whether a tooth removal is necessary. Whether it’s wisdom teeth, damaged teeth, a crowded gumline, tooth decay, or infection, there are common situations where a tooth extraction may be recommended.
We always strive to safeguard, mend, and maintain your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, issues like tooth decay or traumatic injuries can impact the feasibility of restoring the tooth.
At Bright Now! Portland, we ensure affordable tooth extractions become a reality. Instead of enduring the pain of a tooth infection, we make accessing proper care hassle-free.
Secure your appointment for a consultation at Bright Now! Dental in Portland, where you’ll receive a tailored treatment plan. Don’t delay in reclaiming and perfecting your radiant smile!
They were very kind and did a checkup to keep me updated on my orthodontic dreams and also they took the time out to do some extra work that is not in a normal cleaning and x-ray scheduled visit to smooth down a feeling that I have that I always have to pay attention to and be distracted by and now it is out of my subconscious
First time getting my teeth pulled and the Dr was great on keeping me calm and the assistant explained every step of the way so my anxiety level would stay down
Treated me very nicely. Check in & out was painless.
Very nice staff. And I was lucky enough to have both xrays and a cleaning all in one day.
Everyone in the office is super sweet and knowledgeable! The office nice and clean. My boys are usually nervous about going to the dentist but Dr. Irini Sahuon made them feel comfortable. Would highly recommend this place!!
I had another great experience with bright now. I had to leave a job site an hour before the day was ended and ended up in bad traffic from a car accident. they still let me come in 25 minutes late and receive care in a half hour’s time. I appreciate them highly.
I love how they treated us like we were the first and only ones there. So very kind and caring.
I've had a fantastic experience with this dental office, my previous dental office was changing staff and my employer changed plan providers, enter Bright Now! Dental. I needed permanent dentures to replace the immediate dentures I had received from the previous dental office. The difference has been like night and day! The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the prices are reasonable.
I had a great experience.
Everything was great! Knowledgeable and caring staff. Had a gum grafting done by Dr. Makkattil and it's only been 24hrs but I'm hopeful it will be a success. He seems very competent and experienced with a good "chairside" manor. Also his assistant was an absolute gem. She was very positive and comforting throughout the nerve wracking experience for me.
Everyone, from the reception desk to the dental hygienist were extremely professional, courteous, efficient, and kind. The clinic is bright and clean and the overall feeling is comforting.
Caring gentle care. I felt the the dentist took her time and gave me a detailed cleaning. Well done!
Rest: Immediately after the extraction, it’s important to take it easy. Rest for at least 24 hours to allow your body to begin the healing process.
Bite on Gauze: Your dentist will provide you with sterile gauze pads. Bite gently on these pads over the extraction site to help control bleeding. Change them as needed, following your dentist’s instructions.
Apply Ice: To minimize swelling and discomfort, apply an ice pack wrapped in a cloth to your cheek for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off during the first 24 hours.
Maintain Oral Hygiene: While you should avoid the extraction site when brushing and flossing, continue to clean your other teeth and gums gently. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and rinse your mouth with warm saltwater (if advised by your dentist) to keep the area clean.
Eat a Soft Diet: Stick to a soft diet for a few days. Opt for foods like yogurt, applesauce, mashed potatoes, smoothies, and soups. Avoid hot, spicy, crunchy, or hard foods that could irritate the extraction site.
Follow-Up Appointments: Attend any follow-up appointments scheduled by your dentist to monitor your healing progress. They will remove any stitches if necessary and assess your recovery.
Be Patient with Healing: Remember that the full healing process may take several weeks. Be patient, and follow your dentist’s instructions diligently to ensure a successful and comfortable recovery.
No Smoking: Smoking can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications. Avoid tobacco products for at least 72 hours after extraction, if not longer.
Avoid Straws: Sipping through straws creates suction in your mouth, which can dislodge the blood clot that forms in the extraction site. Skip the straws for the first few days.
Don’t Rinse Vigorously: Refrain from rinsing your mouth vigorously for the initial 24 hours. Gently rinse with warm saltwater if instructed by your dentist.
Don’t Touch the Site: Avoid touching or probing the extraction site with your fingers or tongue. Keep your hands and foreign objects away from the area to prevent infection.
Don’t Skip Medications: If your dentist has prescribed pain medication or antibiotics, take them as directed. Skipping doses can lead to increased discomfort or complications.
Skip Alcohol and Mouthwash: Avoid alcoholic beverages and mouthwash with high alcohol content, as they can delay healing and cause discomfort.
Resist the Urge to Spit Excessively: Excessive spitting can disrupt the blood clot formation, which is crucial for healing. Swallow saliva gently.
Don’t Ignore Complications: If you experience severe pain, prolonged bleeding, fever, or any signs of infection, do not ignore them. Contact your dentist promptly for guidance.
Stay Away from Hot Beverages: Hot drinks can increase blood flow to the extraction site and may lead to prolonged bleeding. Stick to cool or lukewarm beverages.
Avoid Chewing on the Extraction Side: Do not use the side of your mouth where the extraction occurred for chewing until your dentist gives the green light.