Our skilled dental team, led by Dr. Michael, tries to save your natural teeth whenever possible. However, sometimes an extraction is the best choice for your overall oral health and dental situation.
If you require tooth removal in Eagan, MN, look no further than Gentle Dental Eagan. Dr. Michael can help ensure a comfortable dental extraction through the use of sedation dentistry treatments. Patients with questions or concerns about sedation dentistry can reach out to our friendly team of dental professionals for assistance. We're happy to explain your sedation dentistry options and how they work.
When Dental Extraction Is Necessary
A dental extraction is a procedure for removing a tooth that we can no longer restore through dental treatments. Mainly, this happens to teeth that are:
Badly Damaged from Trauma:
Broken or cracked teeth that we cannot restore using dental crowns or dental bonding may require extraction.
If a tooth infection or abscess is not responding to antibiotics, or the infection is too severe to remove through a root canal, a dental extraction may be the only treatment.
Affected by Periodontal Disease:
Advanced periodontal disease that affects the gum or bone tissues around a tooth can weaken or loosen the tooth. To save the tooth from the growing infection, we may need to extract it.
In addition, teeth crowding is another reason for dental extractions. Dentists commonly remove wisdom teeth for this reason. If the patient doesn't have room for their wisdom teeth, it can lead to a variety of problems.
Overcrowding can affect your bite and make your teeth difficult to keep clean, resulting in decay or the development of gum disease. Patients also often want to fix overcrowding issues due to aesthetics.
If you are interested in improving your smile through dental extraction, schedule a consultation at Gentle Dental Eagan or call us at (651)-452-5511.
Recovering from a Dental Extraction
After your procedure, proper care and rest are essential to a successful recovery. If you are receiving tooth replacement treatment after an extraction (such as a dental implant, bridge, or dentures), your mouth must fully recover before the next stage of your treatment.
Here are some tips to keep in mind following your extraction:
- Don't smoke, as it can slow down your mouth's natural healing process.
- Avoid drinking through a straw for the first 24 to 48 hours.
- Eat a soft diet for the first few days until you feel capable of normal chewing.
- Prop your head up with pillows when sleeping to discourage bleeding from the extraction site.
- Don't brush near the extraction site until the wound has healed.
If you have ongoing pain after the procedure or other concerns, call us to let us know. We want you to heal quickly and with as little discomfort as possible, and we are here to offer advice.
Schedule a Dental Extraction in Eagan, MN
Contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael for your dental extraction. Dr. Michael can discuss your expectations regarding your smile and develop a treatment plan that works for you.
We will use our gentle touch and years of expertise to make your extraction efficient and comfortable. Reach out to one of our team members by calling 651-452-5511.