Every tooth is precious and has a vital fit and function in your smile. You might think that with over thirty teeth, it might be alright to live without a few of them, and if this reflects your point of view, you're not alone. In St. Paul, MN, studies suggest that by the age of 50, the average adult has lost ten teeth. Though common, lost teeth are a problem we take seriously, you can feel assured that we'll take all available action to save your tooth.
However, after working with you to explore all options, our dentists may recommend that we extract a tooth. At Dental Health of Maplewood, we perform all extractions in our dental office so that you don't have to visit another provider with whom you may feel less comfortable. In addition, our extraction techniques and tools help us keep the promise of removing a tooth efficiently while advising you on how to replace it.
Reasons We Choose Tooth Extraction in Shoreview, MN
The most common reason our dentists will advise that we extract your tooth is damaged from extensive tooth decay. However, other factors may influence your need for a tooth extraction. Here are a few reasons we may decide to remove a tooth:
- Advanced gum disease
- Insufficient mouth space for existing teeth
- Impacted wisdom teeth
- Failed past dental work
- Damage too extensive for root canal treatment or tooth-colored fillings
Once we have agreed that dental extraction is our best option, we will begin by preparing you for the procedure. Then, we will use any means necessary to ensure you are calm and comfortable before performing the extraction. After you've recovered from your extraction, the last step is to determine the best tooth replacement solution so that your oral health doesn't suffer.
We Provide Solutions to Dental Anxiety Challenges
We understand that many of our neighbors feel a sense of unease or avoidance when it comes to visiting their dentists, and dental extractions can be challenging. Our team can offer multiple options to help you feel better during treatment. Upon request, we can provide nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, or mild oral sedation (medications to help patients relax.) We want your time with us to be rewarding, so please tell your dentist if you feel anxious or stressed about dental care.
Tooth Replacement Options in Maplewood, MN
The doctors at Maplewood Dental Health offer replacement teeth that look and feel like nature intended. We can place bridgework, partials, dentures with or without mini dental implants for support, and complete dental implants.
We're Your Partner for a Successful Dental Extraction
In situations where we've worked together to address a damaged tooth, sometimes the only solution is to extract it and find a suitable replacement. In each step of this journey, we promise to treat you with compassionate care and understanding with modern tools and techniques so that we can resolve your situation the best way possible.