Tooth Extractions in Marion, OH

At Yanich Oral Surgery, we understand that tooth extractions can be a daunting experience. That’s why we work hard to ensure you’ll feel comfortable and secure at our office. We offer various services, including tooth extractions, implant placement, and more. IV Sedation and general anesthesia are available for those who may be anxious about their procedure.

If you need a tooth extraction in Marion, OH, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or make an appointment for you. Thank you for choosing Yanich Oral Surgery!

Types of Tooth Extraction Procedures

To ensure that we provide the best possible care for our patients, we perform a comprehensive examination and take digital radiographs as indicated. This allows us to properly assess the tooth and determine if a simple or surgical extraction is required.


Surgical tooth extractions are performed on teeth not visible in your mouth, such as impacted wisdom teeth. The procedure is more complex than a simple extraction which is often why your primary dentist may have referred you to us.

With this procedure, Dr. Yanich will cut into the soft tissues surrounding the tooth to remove it. Sometimes, they may need to split the tooth into multiple pieces first. 80% of our surgeries take place under general anesthesia, while the other 20% use a local anesthetic.

Common Reasons for Tooth Extractions

Here are some reasons why you may need a tooth extraction in Marion, OH.

Tooth Decay

At first, tooth decay harms the enamel. Once it dissolves through the enamel and advances to attack the inner layers of teeth, like dentin, more severe damage begins. The tooth suffers even further as bacteria gradually eat a hole through its center. If left untreated for long enough, root canal infections will occur soon after bacteria reaches the pulp in the middle of our teeth.

The longer patients wait for treatment, the more widespread the infection and destruction becomes throughout their mouth. Our oral surgeons may recommend extraction for a tooth affected by decay. Afterward, your dentist can begin restoration treatment.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Many wisdom teeth never develop properly or have enough space to erupt, which can cause problems for adjacent teeth and tissue. Although extraction is more commonly recommended for fully grown patients, removing third molars (wisdom teeth) in young adults may be necessary if they’re causing issues.

Overcrowded Teeth

Tooth extraction is a procedure that may be necessary as part of an orthodontic plan. For example, if the patient’s teeth are severely overcrowded, an orthodontist may recommend removing permanent teeth to create more space for the remaining teeth, pulling them into alignment. Children and teenagers are typical patients that may require a tooth extraction for crowded teeth.

Advanced Gum Disease

When left untreated, gum disease (periodontal disease) is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease affects the hard and soft tissues supporting your teeth, leading to gingival pocket formation, gum recession, and diminishing alveolar bone. If allowed to progress, the teeth will eventually loosen, fall out, or require extractions.

Tooth Breakage

In some cases, if a tooth breaks near the gum line, there might not be enough visible tooth structure to attach a dental crown. In these instances, it may be necessary to extract the tooth.

Tooth Extraction Procedure

First, we take X-rays of the affected tooth or teeth to ensure your safety. Then, after taking a comprehensive look at your teeth, we’ll plan the procedure and type of anesthesia. Next, we will schedule your surgery for a date in the future.

During your surgery, Dr. Yanich will use an elevator to lift the tooth and loosen any gum tissue or ligaments around its base to remove it. Next, we’ll use a pair of forceps to dislodge the tooth. In some cases – if the tooth is particularly resistant or complex – it may need to be broken up into smaller pieces before removal.

After we remove the tooth, we’ll place gauze in the socket and have you bite down to apply pressure. Depending on the case, we might also use stitches to close the socket.

If you are unwell the week before or on the day of your extraction, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make alternative arrangements.

Dr. Yanich's Post-Operation Recovery Tips

A blood clot is vital to ensure proper healing. That’s why we ask you to bite on a gauze pad for 45 minutes immediately following the appointment. If bleeding persists, insert another gauze pad and bite firmly for 30 more minutes. Repeat as necessary.

Below are additional tips to ensure a speedy recovery post-operation:

For 24 hours after your surgery, avoid rinsing or spitting.

Keep fingers and tongue away from the socket or surgical area.

For the first 48 hours, use ice packs on the surgical area; apply ice 20 minutes on and 10 minutes off.

Take Tylenol or ibuprofen as prescribed.

If you're experiencing severe pain, use the medication prescribed by Dr. Yanich.

Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, but avoid using a straw since it can create suction in the mouth, causing complications.

Abstain from smoking permanently or as long as possible.

Don’t hesitate to contact our office if you experience prolonged bleeding, pain that worsens or doesn’t improve, additional swelling, an unpleasant taste in your mouth, or any other strange symptom.

Quick and Painless Tooth Extractions in Marion, OH!

If you need tooth extractions in Marion, OH, contact Yanich Oral Surgery. Dr. Yanich and his team provide quality dental care that guarantees comfort and painless procedure for every patient.

If we recommend teeth extraction, you can also ask about replacement options. Dental restorations like implants, bridges, or partial dentures can improve appearance, function, and oral health. To learn more, contact Yanich Oral Surgery or schedule a consultation today!