Losing even just a single tooth can have a drastic effect on not only appearance but also your general oral health. Our dentists will employ every possible procedure to try to avoid having to extract a tooth, unfortunately this is not always possible and occasionally extractions are not avoidable. Please call (651) 731-1560to discuss your options particularly if you have been experiencing symptoms such as; bleeding, swelling, fever or prolonged pain.
A tooth may need to be extracted if the following occurs:
Fractured teeth or roots
Abscess or infection
Advanced gum disease
Good oral hygiene is a must.
Once a comprehensive examination has been performed and treatment options have been exhausted, your dentist might recommend an extraction. Before the extraction is performed, an X-ray is taken to give a complete picture of the bone and the position of the tooth. In certain cases, your dental professional might refer you to an oral surgeon to make sure you have the best possible experience. As it is normal to encounter a certain amount of discomfort or pain, we recommend applying ice packs for 15 minutes at a time and pain killers. Usually, the discomfort caused by an extraction should only last from 3 days to 2 weeks.