Screen Shot 2021 05 27 At 10.25.49 Am

Removing Damaged Teeth

We may recommend tooth extractions if your teeth are too badly damaged to be restored. When we remove your tooth, we will do so as gently as possible and will work with you afterward to help you recover and to determine the best option for replacing your missing tooth.

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth. While we strive to avoid the need to remove a tooth whenever possible, certain conditions may make tooth extraction the most effective option for returning your smile to good health and function. Following the tooth extraction, we are happy to provide you with one of our excellent tooth replacement treatments to restore your smile to optimal health, beauty and function.

Several conditions may necessitate tooth extraction. Among these are:

  • Severe infection that has destroyed a significant portion of the tooth and supporting bone structure
  • Serious decay that has damaged a tooth beyond repair, making a successful restoration impossible
  • Crowding caused by too many teeth to properly fit in the mouth.
  • Fractured teeth that do not have enough sound structure to repair.

Dr. Lister and the team at Petersburg Dental use great care and skill when performing a tooth extraction to ensure that your experience is as comfortable and painless as possible. We will also provide you with detailed post-treatment care instructions so that you can properly take care of your smile as it heals.


Removing Painful Wisdom Teeth Gently

Screen Shot 2021 05 27 At 10.26.01 AmDr. Lister offers wisdom teeth removal to extract your third molars before they can damage your oral health and smile.

The third molars, which are commonly called the wisdom teeth, are typically the last teeth to come in. Because they are the last to erupt, there is often not enough room for the wisdom teeth to grow in as they should. When there is not sufficient space for the wisdom teeth, they may become impacted (unable to fully break through the gum tissues and jawbone) or grow in at an incorrect angle. Wisdom teeth that do not erupt as they should can lead to several dental problems, such as:

  • Disturbance of the natural tooth alignment or orthodontic treatment
  • Damage to the neighboring teeth
  • Tooth decay
  • Infection and inflammation in the gums and other tissues
  • The formation of cysts
  • Damage to the jawbone

Dr. Lister may recommend wisdom teeth removal to avoid these serious complications and to keep your smile healthy. We will carefully evaluate your smile, including the positioning of your teeth and wisdom teeth, to determine whether your smile would benefit from wisdom teeth removal. Our team will ensure that your wisdom teeth removal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. We are committed to keeping your smile in the best possible health.

For more information on tooth extraction and to schedule your personalized consultation at our friendly dental office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We are committed to improving your smile!

Call Petersburg Dental at 907-772-9246 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Jay Lister and learn more about tooth extractions.