Perfecting Smiles in Southern Oregon

Contact Info

Bruce P. Mitchell, D.M.D.
Family Dentistry
3560 National Drive, Ste 102
Medford, Or 97504

(541) 773-3959
Fax: (541) 773-1186

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Testimonials

Everything about this office shines, from the free coffee in the foyer, to the bill pay. The staff treated me with superior service. As to the work of the dentistry itself, the staff was beyond competent. The office is equipped with the latest gizmos to help clean and protect your teeth – plus they could explain everything in great detail. My dentist, Dr. Prins, was very knowledgeable and showed a real passion for his...

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Extractions

A dental extraction (also referred to as exodontia) is the removal of a tooth from the mouth. Extractions are performed for a wide variety of reasons, including tooth decay that has destroyed enough tooth structure to prevent restoration, severe gum disease, as well as broken teeth. Extractions of impacted or problematic wisdom teeth are routinely performed, typically by oral surgeons.

Extractions are often categorized as “simple” or “surgical”.

Simple extractions are performed on teeth that are visible in the mouth, usually under local anesthetic, and require only the use of instruments to elevate and/or grasp the visible portion of the tooth.

Surgical extractions involve the removal of teeth that cannot be easily accessed, either because they have broken under the gum line or because they have not erupted fully. Surgical extractions are usually, but not always performed under a general anesthetic.