Once permanent teeth grow in, there may be some instances where tooth extraction in St. Paul, Minnesota, may be needed. These cases need to be properly diagnosed by our dentists—any and all alternatives should be discussed when considering tooth extraction. Reasons for tooth extraction may vary, but often include one or more of the following:

  • Preparation of orthodontia or cosmetics
  • Infection
  • Risk of infection
  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Advanced decay

In most cases, the extraction of the tooth is the last resort in maintaining dental health. In order to keep your teeth healthy and functional, it is important that you keep a proper oral hygiene routine within the home, and consistently attend scheduled dental appointments. To find out if a tooth extraction may be needed to improve your smile call 651-488-5522 to schedule your next appointment with Drs. Peter Stanton, Joseph Opack and David Opack, contact St. Paul Family Dentistry today.