Tooth Extraction

At times, a tooth may need to be removed because it poses a risk to the rest of your oral health. For instance, an impacted wisdom tooth can damage the teeth, oral tissues, and jawbone around it, and extraction may be the only way to stop it. Several other issues can also lead to the need for tooth extraction, such as;

  • A cracked tooth root
  • Severe gum disease (which destroys a tooth’s supportive tissues and jawbone)
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • A tooth that has been dislodged from its connective ligaments
  • Any condition that is too extreme for restorative dental treatment to fix

The Advantages of Tooth Extraction

When a tooth is so damaged that it cannot perform its normal duties, its presence can pose a risk to the rest of your oral health. Extracting severely damaged or infected teeth can offer a number of benefits, including;

  • Nearly-immediate relief from dental pain
  • Removal of risks to nearby teeth and oral tissues
  • Preventing the spread of a tooth infection to nearby areas
  • The ability to replace a compromised tooth with a strong, durable, lifelike replacement
  • Improved bite function (after replacing the extracted tooth)

About Our Austin, MN Dental Office!

Located in Austin, MN, the doctors and staff at Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic are dedicated to delivering the highest-quality dental treatment to every patient and their families. Our goal is to make your life easier and more enjoyable by providing top-notch general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments that help keep your smile strong, healthy, and beautiful for life. To learn more, or to schedule a personal consultation with one of our dental health experts, call the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic in Austin, MN today at (507) 437-6312.