Dr. Catherine Eserkaln has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a dentist for your tooth extractions and removals.
Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Eserkaln has averaged 100 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of Wisconsin are 30 continuing education credit hours per licensing period!
Had a great experience with Dr. Eserkaln. Very professional and put me at ease.
Dr. Catherine Eserkaln, with a high-tech dental office located in Milwaukee, has been serving tooth extraction patients from Milwaukee & Southeast Wisconsin since 2014.
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Extractions – Minimally Invasive and Non-Traumatic Tooth Removal
At MKE Dental, extraction procedures are always gentle and aim to preserve as much bone tissue and surrounding gum as possible. This special care has several advantages. These surgical procedures won’t cause much swelling and postoperative discomfort, and the reduced bone loss is vital if the patient is planning to get a dental implant in the near future.
When the teeth count with multiple tooth roots, the procedure can cause significant damage to the surrounding bone and gum if the dentist follows the traditional method. The reason is that the roots are often curved in a way that, during the extraction, they might tear more tissue than a single, straight root. In those cases, Dr. Eserkaln gets the tooth separate into sections before extraction and proceeds to gently remove each part, making the surgery much less invasive for the tissue.
Simple Tooth Extraction
Video 01:00 | Video demonstrating a simple tooth extraction. If your tooth is badly decayed and can’t be saved, Dr. Eserkaln may recommend a common surgical procedure called a tooth extraction.
Gentle Injections for a Painless Procedure
To desensitize the gums, Dr. Eserkaln utilizes a specifically formulated topical anesthetic. Then, she kindly administers the anesthetic in two stages, reducing discomfort. Most patients comment after the treatment that they felt minimal or nothing at all.
Photo of a comfortable patient preparing for a tooth extraction at MKE Dentures and Implants.
We Keep You Comfortable
Pillows, blankets, and headphones are provided for patients to increase their comfort throughout the treatment. When patients need extra help to ease their anxiety during a complex dental procedure, sedation alternatives are also available.
Preserve Bone During Extraction
The jawbone that supports your teeth demands regular stimulation from biting and chewing to maintain its density and volume. When a tooth is missing, the lack of pressure will lead the bone around that area to gradually dissolve as a biological response. This can create a sunken spot on your dental ridge.
Besides, bone loss can make it difficult to place a dental implant when needed in the future, as a certain amount of bone tissue is required to support that implant. The same issue occurs when the missing tooth is replaced with a dental bridge. As a result of the progressive bone loss, a gap under the bridge is developed. That gap can accumulate food and put the area at risk of future bacterial infections.
When a patient presents empty sockets, Dr. Eserkaln can fill the area with bone graft material, stimulating the regeneration of further bone and avoiding more significant issues. That increment of bone tissue will help preserve the jaw ridge’s height and thickness where the tooth is missing. A well-preserved jaw ridge makes it easier to hold the adjacent teeth fixed in position and prepare the area for an eventual dental implant. This procedure where the bone is rafted is known as ridge preservation or socket graft.
In many instances, a dental implant can be placed at the same time as the bone graft. The regenerated bone will then fuse with the implant surfaces, which will be securely anchored.
Preventing and Treating Dry Socket
Video 01:00 | Dry Socket results from the loss of the bloodclot from the extraction site. If you have dry socket, your dentist will recommend various treatments to promote healing and ease discomfort.