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Oral Surgery

Oral Surgery. Most area dentists observe patients, and then rely on referrals when oral surgery is required. That patient gets familiar with a particular dentist, however then needs to forge a relationship with another so as to be semi-complacent with someone performing oral surgery. That is never the case at Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates. Dr. Martin has more than 30 years of experience in oral surgical services in the Greater St. Louis area.

Give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights location, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location, or reach out to us today to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome at either location.

Our team is passionate about assisting patients achieve their ideal oral health — before, during, and after oral surgery. If you are sick of being embarrassed due to an imperfect smile or are living with the agony and disadvantage of missing or damaged teeth, the experts at Martin Dental & Associates offer the best options in oral surgery in the Greater St. Louis area. We understand, oral surgery doesn’t seem like a walk in the park, or sound enjoyable. Dr. John Martin constructs a personalized oral surgery plan, abating concern and inducing courage in patients.

Martin Dental & Associates is proud to be responsible for your oral surgery near Earth City, MO, a task we don't take lightly. We provide several high-quality services, including:

Types of Oral Surgery

Whatever your oral surgery needs in the St. Louis area, Dr. Martin is the dentist for you. He will diagnose and then construct and follow a personalized, gradual plan in every part of the surgical process. He has ample experience in many types of oral surgery, including:

  • All on 4 — involves using four dental implants to construct a full, permanent dental bridge to give you the smile you want without using dentures. Most often completed in three oral surgery sessions, including one or two consultations and surgery.
  • Crowns and bridges — come in different styles, including full and partial, and are completed with a set of zirconium or porcelain crowns. Typically designed and implanted in two oral surgery sessions, but can depend upon a patient’s oral health.
  • Restoration of dental implants — titanium devices implanted into a patient’s jawbone during oral surgery to provide support and a conventional appearance. Ideal for patients missing teeth due to gum disease or an accident and conveniently finished in as few as one or two sessions.
  • Endodontics/Root canal therapyEndodontics is concerned with the dental pulp or soft issues inside a tooth. Dr. John Martin’s oral surgery team is in its fourth decade practicing endodontics and painless and effective root canal therapy, which are often completed in as few as two appointments.
  • Full mouth rehabilitation — the process of utilizing various materials and methods (most often titanium implants, porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers) to reestablish a patient’s smile. Involves several serious oral surgerys and multiple appointments.
  • Implant supported dentures — are a more permanent solution than conventional dentures and typically require at least two surgeries to finish.
  • TMJ therapy — involves your temporomandibular joints, which act as hinges in your jaw. Most routine indications include clicking or popping sound when opening your jaw, face pain, jaw pain, or pain while chewing. Dr. Martin’s oral surgery team can assess your symptoms and design a personalized treatment plan in one or two sessions.
  • Tooth colored fillings — help achieve a flawless and natural looking smile by seamlessly blending in with the look of your existing teeth. Typically completed in one session.
  • Wisdom teeth removal — a necessary evil for most people. Dr. Martin performs wisdom teeth removal for patients of all ages in one session.

Preparing For Oral Surgery

Much like surgery on any other bodypart, oral surgery requires some preparation. The Martin Dental & Associates team has developed a protocol to follow so as to put yourself in the best possible frame of mind for oral surgery. Be sure to:

  • Be certain that your living space is neat and clean, so that you are comfortable for at least a few days, if necessary.
  • Incline your bed, so that you can be comfortable and diminish stress on your mouth.
  • Arrange for transportation following your oral surgery.
  • Follow your oral surgery treatment plan from Martin Dental & Associates. Dr. Martin will have you refrain from eating or drinking anything for an allotted time prior to your procedure.

Following your oral surgery, the Martin Dental & Associates team thinks it is best to adhere to the following:

  • Do not smoke or drink alcohol after oral surgery. These will slow the healing process.
  • Rather than brushing your teeth, rinse your mouth with salt water every few hours
  • Be patient with yourself. Recovery from oral surgery takes time.
  • Follow up with Martin Dental & Associates. Dr. Martin has a postsurgery plan in place just for you.

Oral Surgery | Martin & Associates St. Louis Area Dentists

Dr. Martin understands the significance of making quality dental care accessible and affordable to local St. Louis residents. Native St. Louisans, the Martin Dental & Associates staff look forward to making more local connections, developing relationships with new patients. When you choose Martin Dental & Associates for your entire dental needs, you can be certain that someone is on your side that cares about your total health and is devoted to assuring that you are confident with your smile.

Great smiles begin with us. Reach out to us or call us at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights location, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard office today to make an appointment.