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While tooth extraction is a subject of anxiety for many patients, especially those who have had bad experiences in the past, Dr. Malin uses advanced technology to perform extractions that are gentle, comfortable, and safe.

Gentle, minimally invasive tooth removal

Dr. Malin will gently extract your tooth with a method that preserves as much of the surrounding gum and bone as possible. His advanced techniques reduce swelling, speed healing, and prevent accelerated bone loss. With state-of-the-art equipment and advanced extraction methods, Dr. Malin can both extract your tooth and prepare it for a dental implant simultaneously – all with minimal pain and discomfort.

Local anesthetics are highly acidic, and this is what causes the uncomfortable burning sensation when they are administered. Dr. Malin adds a natural agent (sodium bicarbonate) to the anesthetic to neutralize acidity, which brings the pH level close to the body’s pH level. As a result, when the injection is delivered, there is little-to-no uncomfortable sensation. Many patients have even commented that they felt nothing at all.

Comfortable treatment

We make your comfort a priority and do everything we can to help you feel at ease during your procedure. For added comfort in the dental chair, we provide blankets, pillows, headphones, and dark glasses that reduce the glare from the lights in the room.

Both Dr. Leo Malin and Dr. Rachel Malin, our father-daughter team,are known for having a warm bedside manner and for treating patients as friends – reassuring you and actively listening to your concerns. We will thoroughly explain your procedure beforehand, so you know what will happen and are comfortable. If you need extra assistance to feel at ease, we can administer a breakthrough drug-free relaxation system known as NuCalm®. NuCalm is a natural, safe, and proven comfort technology that uses a combination of supplements, soothing sounds, and other techniques to produce the same comfort level and lack of anxiety as drug-induced sedation, but with none of the harmful side effects.

Wisdom tooth extraction

Wisdom teeth are the molars at the back of your mouth (also called “third molars”) that typically emerge during your late teens or early twenties. 

Dr. Malin will use our state-of-the-art cone beam 3D CT scanner to obtain 3D 360-degree views of your wisdom teeth, nerves, and other tissues. He will use this data to plan and perform your wisdom tooth extraction to be precise, minimally invasive, and comfortable.

Wisdom teeth diagram

Reasons for wisdom teeth removal 

  • Overcrowding 
  • Pain 
  • Infection 
  • Bite misalignment 
  • Structural damage to the jaw 

Socket preservation to prepare for a replacement tooth

As part of your extraction procedure, Dr. Malin can place bone grafting material into the empty tooth socket to regenerate new bone. This treatment is known as socket preservation. With socket preservation, you will preserve the shape of your jawbone and obtain a solid foundation for a future dental implant or dental bridge.

What is a tooth socket?

A tooth socket is a hollow space in the bony ridge of your jaw that holds the root of your tooth. After your tooth is extracted, this space is left empty. As the space heals, it fills with newly formed bone. However, without intervention, the regenerated socket will be smaller in height and width than it was before the extraction. The tooth socket creates a recessed area on your dental arch that can be visually unattractive.

It can also present problems if you wish to replace your missing tooth with a dental implant in the future. Dental implants need adequate bone support, but a sunken socket is often unable to provide enough support. A sunken socket can also cause problems when receiving a dental bridge, as food can become trapped in the recessed area under the bridge and breed bacteria and infection.

Why choose Grand River Dental?

Dr. Malin has dedicated his career to revolutionizing the field of dentistry by providing top-level personal dental care and a pleasant, comfortable experience.  Our practice is focused on implant dentistry and full-mouth rehabilitation, providing the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology for a remarkable level of comfort and superior results. If you need wisdom teeth removal in La Crosse, Dr. Malin and our team at Grand River Dental are here to help.

We offer a complimentary consultation, where our doctor will advise you of your options and whether an extraction is necessary. He will also show you how dental implant treatment can provide you with fully functioning replacement teeth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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