Comfortable Extractions in Mitchell, SD
Losing a tooth can be overwhelming for many people. You have to think about the prospect of a gap in your smile, not to mention the possible concerns about the procedure itself.
And what about that empty space in your smile? What type of restoration will work best for you?
At Dental Health Partners, we only recommend extractions when a tooth is so damaged that there are no other options for restoring it to full health. It’s a decision we don’t take lightly because we understand how it will impact your life. Before we schedule your procedure in Mitchell, our dentists will:
- Show you exactly what the problem is using detailed digital x-ray images
- Explain the ways the procedure will benefit your long-term oral health
- Discuss your options for replacing the tooth after extraction
Preserving Healthy Bone Tissue
We do everything possible to ensure that your teeth stay healthy and intact for many, many years. Even a single lost tooth can lead to long-term problems such as changes in your dental bite, adjacent tooth movement, and jawbone deterioration.
This is why we believe it’s important for us to be as conservative as possible when removing a tooth. Our goal with extraction is to remove only the tooth and root, preserving as much of the surrounding bone as possible.
When you’re having your tooth extracted, you may not know what type of restoration you’ll choose for a replacement. This is why we preserve the bone without exception. Having as much bone as possible is critical for many tooth replacements. For instance, you may decide you’d like to replace the tooth with a dental implant. The best predictor of success for dental implants is a jaw with plenty of healthy bone available for the implant to create a stable bond.
You may instead decide that a full or partial denture is a better choice for you. In the case of dentures, the presence of sufficient bone in the jaw makes for a better-fitting, more comfortable denture since there is more surface area.
Relieve Dental Anxiety with our Sedation Options
Dental anxiety is a common ailment that affects millions of people everywhere. It's one thing to not completely love a necessary preventive treatment, but dental anxiety can make patients avoid the dentist and neglect their oral health. Unfortunately, with oral health, there isn't a magical fix that keeps your teeth and gums healthy. Brushing and flossing are great until you can get your teeth professionally cleaned, but they cannot fill in for necessary dental check-ups.
At Dental Health Partners, we understand how debilitating dental anxiety can be. Patients who have had a bad past experience, dislike the sights, sounds, and vibrations of dentistry, or feel vulnerable can benefit from sedation dentistry in Mitchell, SD.
Dental anxiety management can take on different forms, from relaxing and pleasant amenities to oral sedation. Before the dental extraction, we administer a local anesthetic to numb the area, so patients never feel pain or discomfort. We may also administer nitrous oxide or oral sedation, depending on your sedation needs.
If you have been looking for a dentist for patients with anxiety, give us a call at (605) 996-1316. We work hard to make each dental visit and procedure as warm and cozy as possible.
High Quality Dental Care
At Dental Health Partners, we want to provide the best possible outcome for you, not just today but far into the future. The gold standard for tooth extraction is based on preserving healthy bone tissue surrounding the tooth and gum. This type of procedure is referred to as atraumatic extraction (atraumatic means "without trauma").
Atraumatic extraction is essentially a careful, step-by-step removal of the tooth and root without disturbing surrounding bone and tissue. The process is a little slower because high-quality care takes time, but atraumatic extractions preserve healthy bone, ensure faster healing times, and provide better long-term results.
Contact Our Dentist Office in Mitchell Today!
Our Mitchell dental office team is committed to providing you with exceptional care in a warm and friendly environment. There is no need to fear extractions at our dentist office, and with sedation dentistry, you can relax in the treatment chair.