When you see your dentist to address an active problem, you can understandably hope for a conservative treatment. At our Baxter, MN dentist’s office, we are committed to protecting patients’ smiles while minimizing changes to their tooth structure, and to their smile. Unfortunately, sometimes a more involved procedure, including treatment that includes an extraction, is required. Simply put, a tooth’s health can deteriorate to the point where it cannot be saved. Leaving it unaddressed can lead to the spread of infection that causes more problems for you. In addition to safely removing a tooth in poor health, we can make plans to restore your full smile with a prosthetic!

Are You At Risk Of Losing A Tooth?

If you have an issue with severe tooth pain because of an advanced cavity, or if you are in need of care because of a serious physical injury, we will work to preserve your full smile. A tooth extraction is only recommended when there are no viable approaches to care that can save a tooth. By providing this service, we can stop an infection from spreading and creating more issues for your oral health. An unhealthy tooth’s removal can also put a stop to ongoing pain that you are experiencing.

How We Approach Tooth Extraction

To make your procedure easier for you, we can recommend the use of nitrous oxide to help you relax. When you are ready, your dentist will carefully extract your troubled tooth without causing issues for its neighbors. For most teeth, plans will be made to provide prosthetic work after treatment. However, in the case of your wisdom teeth, which are often removed before their eruption causes problems, replacements are not needed.

Restoring Your Smile After Your Extraction

After your dental trouble is resolved through extraction, we can then make plans to provide you with a prosthetic appliance to fully restore your smile. With a custom dental bridge, we can make your smile appear natural and complete while also providing bite support. A pair of crowns hold a bridge in place, keeping it stable enough to let you bite and chew without difficulty.

Talk To Your Baxter, MN Dentist If You Need To Arrange A Tooth Extraction

Our goal when restoring a patient’s oral health is to find the most conservative solution that will be effective at long-term treatment. Unfortunately, there are some problems with dental health so severe that a tooth has to be removed to help restore a person’s smile. If you experience an issue like this, we can provide a careful removal before then making plans to restore your full smile with a custom prosthetic! To find out more, please contact your Baxter, MN, dentist, Dr. Roberts, by calling (218) 454-0523.