in Eden Prairie, MN
Dental conditions like impaction, infection, or damage may require tooth extraction, or surgical removal, of one or more of your teeth. By removing a tooth, or several, with this condition from your mouth, we can prevent further discomfort and damage and help you enjoy your smile to the fullest. We do our best to preserve your natural teeth as long as possible, but when a tooth is beyond repair or interrupting your overall dental health, tooth extraction may be the best solution. After the tooth extraction procedure, we will review options to fill the gap and restore your smile!
What is a tooth extraction?
A tooth extraction procedure is the surgical removal of a tooth or several. While we do our best to preserve your natural teeth for as long as possible, certain conditions may make a tooth extraction procedure the most effective option in returning or ensuring your smile is in good health and function. If a tooth is bothering you, our Eden Prairie dentist has experience performing a wisdom tooth extraction, regular dental extractions, and root canals.
Do I need my wisdom teeth extracted?
In most cases, many patients lack the space in their jawbone to accommodate their wisdom teeth. When this is the case, wisdom teeth can create dental problems like pain, poor oral hygiene, and overcrowding. If a patient inquires about wisdom tooth extraction, we will thoroughly examine the wisdom teeth and jaw to determine if a wisdom tooth extraction is beneficial to their oral health.
What is tooth extraction aftercare like?
It’s recommended by the American Dental Association that patients should schedule a dental appointment for an exam and cleaning every six months. Ultimately, this time frame should get set by your dentist as the status of your oral health will depend on how often you have a dental exam and cleaning. The visits allow the dentist to upkeep your oral health and let you express any dental concerns that may have developed.
How much does a dental exam and cleaning cost?
After a tooth extraction procedure, following tooth extraction aftercare instructions is essential for healing fast and healthily. The first 24 hours are most important as dislodging the blood clot or removing stitches can require another dental visit and more recovery time. After tooth extraction or emergency tooth extraction, we provide thorough care instructions like resting with your head elevated, switching our gauze pads, and maintaining good oral hygiene to prevent infection and promote recovery. For more information about dental extractions, don’t hesitate to reach out.