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Dental extractions & tooth preservation in Menomonie, WI

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In an ideal world, we would all keep all of our natural teeth for the duration of our lifetime. However, sometimes injuries, disease, genetics, and other issues can lead to the need for dental extractions to ensure the long-term health of your mouth. At Gentle Dental Care, patients in the Menomonie, Durand, Eau Claire, Baldwin, Colfax, and surrounding WI communities can rely on Dr. Emily Andre and Dr. Frankie Munkwitz to be honest with them about their choices when it comes to their dental health. In some cases, tooth preservation is possible, whereas in others, an extraction is the best option.

Reasons why a tooth may need to be extracted

There are several reasons why a tooth may need to be removed.

  • For many people, one of the leading causes for extractions is simply genetics and the way your mouth has developed, such as in the case of impacted wisdom teeth removal
  • Or, you may have extra teeth, wisdom teeth that have erupted and are causing crowding issues, or a jaw that is too small for all of your teeth
  • Untreated tooth decay and/or gum disease can also eventually necessitate tooth removal due to the extensive damage it causes to the tooth structure and supporting ligaments and bone
  • Injuries can lead to cracks, breaks, or other injuries to a tooth that compromise its structure, leading to the need for an emergency tooth removal in some instances

Regardless of why you need a tooth removed, Dr. Andre and Dr. Munkwitz will take all necessary measures to keep you comfortable and relaxed throughout the extraction process. With today’s modern dental technologies, we are able to use minimally invasive procedures in many cases and offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options to restore the function and appearance of your smile after extraction.

Bone grafting and other options to preserve a tooth

When your teeth have become loose due to the infiltration of gum disease or decay that has eaten away at the bone that keeps your firmly in place, a procedure called bone grafting may be possible to restore the lost bone structure and preserve your natural teeth. In addition, we offer effective gum disease therapies and beautiful, natural-looking restorations to help repair teeth damaged by decay or injuries so you can eat, smile, and speak with confidence.

To schedule your appointment at Gentle Dental Care, visit us online or call (715) 600-9004 today!

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