Teeth Extractions in

Sometimes removing a permanent tooth is in the patient’s best interest. You can depend on Rojas Family Dental for safe, easy and efficient teeth extractions and wisdom teeth removals.

Teeth Extractions in Minneapolis, MN

Learning that a tooth needs to be removed can come as a shock to many patients. However, teeth extractions are more common than you might think. Many people have teeth removed due to injury, poor oral health or excessive crowding. When performed correctly, a tooth extraction will improve a patient’s long-term dental health. Once the patient has recovered, we can discuss replacing the tooth with a prosthetic if necessary.

Providing top-quality teeth extractions is one of our main focuses at Rojas Family Dental. We know that getting through the procedure without incident provides the patient with the best likelihood of ultimately restoring their oral health. You can count on Rojas Family Dental for the best teeth extractions in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

We always put a proper plan into place before conducting a tooth extraction. This is done by taking digital X-rays of the tooth and the surrounding areas. These X-rays allow our extraction team to determine the safest and most effective method for removing the tooth. Many teeth can be simply pulled from the socket, but some larger teeth may need to be cut into smaller pieces first. Nearly every patient will receive local anesthesia for sedation. This will effectively numb the immediate area and help manage any pain and discomfort.

Most extractions are completed in a matter of seconds, but some may require some more extensive work. Once the tooth is out, we will need to immediately control the bleeding that follows. The patient will be asked to bite down on a gauze pad. They will need to continue biting down on this pad for roughly 30 to 45 minutes. This is necessary for forming a blood clot in the area. The patient will need to take great care not to disturb the blood clot, especially for the next 24 hours. We will provide important instructions to prevent the patient from reopening the wound and causing unmanageable bleeding. The patient should contact us immediately if they experience excessive bleeding after a tooth extraction.

Swelling will likely follow after a tooth extraction. This can be managed by using an ice pack on the outer cheek near the extraction site. The patient must make sure not to apply the ice pack for more than 20 minutes at a time. They should continue this process several times per day until the swelling goes down. Once it subsides, they can apply a warm compress to the same area for comfort. It is also recommended that the individual performs gentle rinses with warm salt water. This will help keep the extraction site clean. Most patients require a few days to make a complete recovery from a tooth extraction, though some patients will require additional time.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

An individual’s wisdom teeth will normally develop when they are in their late teens or early twenties. These teeth are the very last teeth to develop, and they almost always need to be removed. This is because they frequently grow at a severely slanted angle, and there is usually insufficient space to accommodate them. In fact, only about 15% of adults end up keeping their wisdom teeth. Our experts can make a professional determination as to whether or not it is possible for a patient to safely keep their wisdom teeth.

Wisdom teeth extractions are generally more intense than most routine teeth removal procedures. Many wisdom teeth are severely impacted, and more intensive techniques can be required to remove them. As a result, it often takes a patient a longer time than usual to recover from a wisdom teeth extraction. The average recovery time is about a week. The patient should make sure to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids during this time. They will also want to consume proper nutrients to speed up the recovery process. However, chewing will be difficult during recovery. The patient will want to stick to soft foods and liquids until the pain subsides. They should also follow any instructions provided by our oral care experts. Failure to do so can delay recovery and result in unnecessary complications.

Dr. Berkseth-Rojas truly enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

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