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A tooth extraction is when your dentist extracts a tooth from its socket in the bone. A tooth is generally extracted as a last resort, after considering if a filling, crown, etc. can repair the damaged tooth. There are various reasons a tooth might need to be removed, whether it is a tooth that is too loose, or space needs to be created in order to allow you to wear braces.

A Tooth May Require Extraction If:

— You have extra teeth which are blocking other teeth from coming in.

— If a baby tooth doesn’t fall out when it is supposed to so that the permanent tooth is able to come in.

— If you are going to be getting braces, and need room for the new position of the teeth.

— If you are undergoing radiation to the head and neck area.

— If teeth have become infected from using cancer drugs, and your immune system is compromised.

— If you have had an organ transplant and teeth can become infected.

— Your wisdom teeth may need extraction before or after they come in. If they have decay, are causing you pain, or have an infection or a cyst, they may require removal.

Having a tooth extracted can prevent further damage to a tooth as well as prevent an infection. Our dedicated surgeons, Dr. Hueler and Dr. Sandler are happy to protect your smile with wisdom teeth removal in Savage, Minnesota. At Midwest Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we know that the wisdom teeth can eventually cause problems with the health of your jaw bone, gums, and other teeth in the mouth, which is why our oral surgeons provide this procedure at our practice.

If have any questions about your wisdom teeth, or if you are experiencing problems with your third molars, we invite you to give our team a call at 952-226-7940 today!