How A Tooth Can Become Unhealthy & Require A Tooth Extraction

If you’ve never had to have a tooth removed, you may be wondering how a dental situation can get so bad that a tooth cannot be saved. To get some idea of just how easily a bad situation can get worse and lead to a tooth needing to be extracted, call Northwest Dental Group at 507-216-6252 to book a consultation with us.

To make things a little easier for you travel-wise, we have two locations in Rochester, MN. Regardless of which of our dentist offices you visit, you’ll be treated to high-quality dentistry from a compassionate team of dental professionals.

You can put your trust in our proven experience – Northwest Dental Group has been serving our local community and surrounding areas for over a half a century!

We understand that part of the story behind a damaged tooth may have to do with financial issues you were or are currently experiencing. So you can get the care you need without stressing about how you’re going to pay for it, we accept a variety of payment options, including our own in-house financing and third-party financing through CareCredit.

We also give you a five percent discount on any service if you are able to pay for the treatment fully with cash or a check on the day of your visit.

Dental emergencies don’t stick to a nine-to-five schedule, so neither do we. If you are in dental pain, call us right away. We’ll do all we can to give you a same-day appointment. We also offer some hours that most dentist offices aren’t able to. On top of a more standard nine-to-five schedule, we also:

  • Open early at 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
  • Stay late until 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • Offer Saturday appointments at our 1615 14th Street NW Rochester, MN 55901 location

Learn How Teeth Can Go From Healthy To Needing Extraction

When you visit Northwest Dental Group, our caring team will do everything we can to help you preserve and care for your natural teeth. If we catch damage soon enough, there’s a good chance we can provide a restorative dentistry treatment of some sort to get your tooth healthy and beautiful again.

But in some cases, when a tooth has become severely damaged to the point that it is beyond repair, the best thing to do is remove it so that you can get out of dental pain and prevent the problem from spreading to your surrounding teeth or jaw.

When a tooth is healthy, you may not think much about it. You may even neglect your oral hygiene habits. Before long, food particles and bad bacteria could work together to form a cavity. In some cases, patients won’t even know a cavity has formed because there may not be any pain to speak of – yet.

We would normally be able to fix a cavity with a simple tooth filling. We even have a DIAGNOdent cavity detector to help us catch signs of small cavities that might otherwise go overlooked. But if you don’t feel pain and fail to visit every six months for a dental cleaning and exam, your cavity could go untreated for quite some time.

Eventually, the cavity will grow until you are dealing with an advanced decay situation. Perhaps you remain unaware there’s a problem. Or even you are experiencing pain but it is easily managed and you try to make a mental note to book a dental appointment when you have a little more time in your schedule.

Left unchecked, your tooth decay could actually get through the enamel shell of your teeth and start infecting the soft tissue and nerves inside your tooth. Now, this situation sounds bad, but if you were to visit us at this point, we may still be able to save your tooth using a root canal procedure.

But, for some reason or another, maybe you are unable to see a dentist. When the pain becomes too much, you find out that all we can do is extract the tooth to keep the problem from spiraling out of control further.

Don’t grin and bear it when you’re in dental pain! If you think that a severely damaged tooth needs to be removed to stop the problem from spreading, call Northwest Dental Group at 507-216-6252 to schedule an evaluation for a tooth removal. You can also swing by either of our Rochester, MN dentist offices in person or, if your situation is less pressing, use our online form.