What Tooth Extractions Involve
Contrary to popular belief, tooth extractions are not painful experiences and are actually more common than you think. At Imagine Your Smile, our prosthodontist, Dr. Mark Wilhelm, offers gentle tooth extractions of failed, broken or decayed teeth so that you can end tooth pain and embarrassment. Followed by effective tooth replacement solutions from a specialist, patients can get back to a natural and beautiful smile quickly! Dr. Wilhelm will always do whatever he can to save your natural teeth before resorting to tooth extraction, but when decay or tooth pain is too great, an extraction can be the first step to rebuilding your smile.
When performing tooth extractions, Dr. Wilhelm offers both local anesthetic and oral sedation. Most patients only require local anesthetic to numb their jaw and prevent feelings of discomfort. Patients typically report feeling only a slight, dull pressure at the site of their tooth extraction! We take the utmost care to remove your problem teeth with minimal impact to your oral health, keeping the jawbone, gum tissue and nerves that surround the failing tooth safe. Most extractions only take a few minutes and are routine procedures performed in our Woodbury, MN office. After tooth extraction, we can preserve your oral health and restore your smile with bone grafting and tooth replacement solutions.