Making Tooth Removal Easier in Custer SD
Tooth extractions used to be more common, but now with advanced dentistry practice, patients are able to keep their natural teeth longer. At Destination Dentistry in Custer, SD, our team will do everything in our power to save and preserve your natural tooth structure using dental crowns and other restorative methods. However, you do need teeth pulled, we can perform tooth extractions safely, and professionally in our office.
When Is Tooth Removal Necessary?
A tooth extraction is necessary if the tooth endangers other teeth, or your health and well-being. In some cases, a severely infected tooth can jeopardize your other teeth, and removal is the only option to keep the infection from spreading. In other cases, a severely infected tooth may threaten your overall health. Sometimes, if a tooth isn’t removed, the infection can spread to your blood stream and cause serious health problems. In these instances, a tooth removal can actually help improve your oral health. Tooth extractions may also be necessary in some instances with baby teeth.
What are the Benefits of a Tooth Extraction?
- Relief | Patients who require a tooth extraction often experience a severe, chronic toothache from their tooth infection. Removing the tooth can provide meaningful relief to those patients.
- Safety | After the infected tooth is removed, it no longer threatens to cause serious health problems, and your teeth are safer from infection.
- Protection | Tooth extraction protects your other teeth from decay. It can also protect your overall health.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
When you come in for a tooth extraction, Dr. Kretschmar will begin by numbing the area around the tooth. When your tooth is removed, you should feel only pressure and no sensitivity or discomfort. After the area is numbed, the doctor will remove your tooth by expanding your tooth socket and gently separating the tooth from the ligament. After your tooth has been extracted, Dr. Kretschmar will meet with you to discuss restorative options. You may be interested in a dental bridge, or a dental implant.
To schedule an appointment, call us at our office today in Custer, SD if you are in the Rapid City area. Dr. Kretschmar would love to sit down with you and discuss whether or not having teeth pulled is the best option for you.