tooth extractionDid you know that sometimes a tooth simply cannot be repaired with a crown or dental bonding? In these scenarios, then you may need to have the tooth removed to avoid worsening complications. In today’s blog, your Baxter, MN, dentist will explain when you need to undergo a dental extraction, and how we ensure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure.

  1. Periodontitis:

Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease, in which the disease attacks and destroys the tissue connecting your teeth and gums. Your teeth could become loose and require removal. An extraction let us take them out. We then treat the underlying gum disease before we discuss possible replacement options.

  1. Wisdom Teeth:

Also known as third molars, wisdom teeth are up to four new teeth that erupt in the rear of the mouth in our late teens and early 20s. While for some they don’t have complications, for many they could only partially erupt, causing painful impactions. You could also develop dental misalignment, damaged teeth, and infection. To avoid these complications, we simply remove them before they even have a chance to erupt.

  1. Infection:

When a tooth develops an advanced cavity, or the early stages of an infection, we often treat the issue with a root canal. However, if the infection has reached a more advanced stage, then the surrounding teeth or the jawbone itself could become infected, leading to tooth loss and severe discomfort. To stop the spread, we may need to extract the tooth in question.

  1. Injury:

While we have bonding and crowns to address minor and advanced damaged, such as chips and cracks, sometimes we find teeth too damaged to be repaired with conventional restorations. Instead, we need to take them out to protect your smile from worsening discomfort and complications.

  1. Misalignment

We have treatment options to help correct misalignment. However, sometimes the misalignment is severe, and to make room to properly reposition the smile, you need to actually remove a tooth.

If you have any questions about the removal process, or if you have pain in one or more teeth that need examination, then be sure to let us know. Remember, regular checkup visits also offer a chance for us to examine your smile and identify problems in the early stages, before they become so severe a tooth may need to be removed!

Greenhaven Family Dental Offers Comfortable Dental Extraction

Greenhaven Family Dental is ready to help restore the health and function of your smile with a safe and comfortable tooth extraction. We also have lifelike repair options for less severe oral health issues, such as custom crowns and fillings. To learn more about advanced restorative dentistry, then you can contact Greenhaven Family Dental in Baxter, MN at 218-454-0523.