Get Relief From Pain & Discomfort
Remove Troublesome Teeth With Extractions
At Forest Lake Smiles, we understand how painful and uncomfortable a damaged tooth can be, and we’re here to help. While tooth extractions are always the last resort at our office, removing a painful tooth and replacing it is sometimes the best path toward restoring your oral health. Contact us now to schedule a consultation and see if a tooth extraction in Forest Lake from Dr. Jonathan Siverson is right for you.
Why Would I Need
A Tooth Extraction?
Most often, tooth extractions are recommended for wisdom teeth. These are the final set of four molars, which usually grow into the mouth between the ages of 17-25. They’re a natural part of the mouth, but lots of people don’t have room for them to erupt properly. This can cause damage to the teeth and gums, a higher risk of infection, and other complications, so extraction is usually recommended if the wisdom teeth are not growing into the mouth properly.
Sometimes, a tooth extraction may also be the best way to resolve a chronic oral health issue, such as gum disease or a tooth infection. It’s not always possible to save the tooth, and extracting it can sometimes be a better option for preventing further complications and providing relief from pain and discomfort.
In addition to these reasons, tooth extractions may sometimes be needed to prepare for other dental treatments. For example, a damaged tooth may need to be pulled to prepare for a dental implant, or multiple teeth could be extracted if a patient is getting a set of full dentures.
What Can I Expect?
The Extraction Process
At your appointment, Dr. Siverson will begin by cleaning your mouth and numbing the extraction site. We use the latest techniques and numbing agents to ensure that you don’t feel any pain or discomfort during the extraction process.
Once your mouth is fully numbed, Dr. Siverson will use a tool called a “dental elevator” to loosen the ligament that connects your tooth to your gums. This may take a few minutes. Once the tooth is loose and is ready to be pulled, he will use dental forceps to grasp the tooth and remove it.
After the tooth is removed, the area will be cleaned, sanitized, and then stitched shut to ensure that it heals properly. If you need to have multiple teeth pulled, this process will be repeated. If not, you’ll be sent home with a set of instructions to follow as you recover from your procedure.
Are There Any Alternatives
To Tooth Extraction?
Yes! Dr. Siverson is a conservative dentist. This means that he will always begin your treatment by exploring the simplest, least-invasive options for restoring your smile. An infected tooth, for example, may be treatable with a root canal and a dental crown, rather than with an extraction.
Dr. Siverson will only recommend an extraction if he truly believes that it’s the best way to restore your smile, eliminate your pain, and prevent further complications. So get in touch now, and explore your options for restorative dentistry in Forest Lake in more detail.