What Is A Tooth Extraction?
As the name implies, a tooth extraction is a procedure used to remove a tooth when it’s too damaged to save with another treatment. At Mint Dental, we only use tooth extractions as a last resort in Edina and Shakopee.
Dr. Forest and Dr. Schulhof both practice conservative dental care, which means they will always try to save your tooth before recommending an extraction. However, there are some situations where extractions are the best way to resolve your dental issues.
Why Would I Need A Tooth Extraction?
The Tooth Extraction Process At Mint Dental
Wondering what to expect from the tooth extraction process at Mint Dental? Here’s a quick overview of how the process works.
Does It Hurt To Have A Tooth Pulled?
No. The tooth extraction process is painless, since your mouth will be numbed by Dr. Keith Schulhof or Dr. Marwa Forest before your treatment begins. You won’t feel any pain while your tooth is extracted.
However, some pain is to be expected as your numbing wears off and you recover. The team at Mint Dental will give you special instructions to follow as you heal. These will minimize pain and discomfort and also help you heal and recover more quickly, so make sure to follow them to the letter.
Should I Replace My Missing Tooth?
Yes, unless it’s a wisdom tooth. Losing any of your teeth can cause you to have issues eating your favorite foods and speaking clearly, and losing a tooth (especially a front tooth) may also make you feel self-conscious about your appearance.
In addition to this, losing a tooth causes the remaining teeth to move toward the now-empty socket, which can ruin your teeth and bite alignment. So you should discuss your options for tooth replacement with Dr. Forest or Dr. Schulhof right away, and see if a dental implant, dental bridge, or partial denture is right for you.
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