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Tooth Extractions

Removing a natural tooth is never our first line of treatment at Cardinal Dental. However, while there are many options to restore a damaged or decayed tooth, not all teeth can be saved. If you have a tooth that is beyond repair or a threat to your oral health, we may recommend a tooth extraction. Rest assured that Dr. Blalock uses the most preferred techniques in modern dentistry when removing teeth. We promise to keep you comfortable during the procedure, and we will carefully explain your post-operative instructions to help accelerate your healing at home. Cardinal Dental offers sedation dentistry along with a number of soothing amenities to reduce your anxiety.

Dr. Blalock understands how to extract a tooth while leaving as much healthy bone and tissue intact. A tooth may need to be extracted due to the following reasons:

  • Severe decay
  • Advanced gum disease
  • Extensive damage
  • Orthodontic preparation
  • Baby tooth that will not fall out
  • Impacted wisdom tooth

Regardless of why you need to have a tooth removed, you can trust that we will take care of you at every step. This includes scheduling your appointment at a convenient time as well as helping you finance your extraction. Most importantly, we also offer tooth replacement options if necessary. Cardinal Dental offers dental bridges, dental implants and dentures to ensure your smile stays healthy and complete.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are known for causing more harm than good. Due to lack of space in the jaw, these third molars often grow in sideways, partially erupt or get impacted below the gum line. This can create a host of dental issues, including jaw cysts, misalignment in adjacent teeth and a greater risk for disease and infection. To prevent these complications, wisdom teeth removal can be performed. Dr. Blalock has extensive experience with this simple surgical procedure. Wisdom teeth removal is often recommended to patients who are in their late teens or early twenties, but it can be successfully performed at any age.

If you have questions about tooth extractions or wisdom teeth removal, please contact our St. Peters office today. Cardinal Dental is known for state-of-the-art dentistry in a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere.