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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Bellerive, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Bellerive, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many individuals in Bellerive, MO, a lot like getting a driver's license. In fact, over 10 million wisdom teeth are extracted each year, according to data published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. And, coincidentally, there is an average of almost 9 million new drivers aged 19 and younger each year.

Surgical wisdom tooth extractions are actually the most common surgery in the United States. Roughly 85 percent of individuals should have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity certainly doesn't minimize the importance or severity of wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to form in your mouth, located on each of the upper and lower jawbone. They don’t come in at the same time and, oftentimes, grow incorrectly, elevating the necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near Bellerive, MO.

When it comes to a process like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and team you can trust near Bellerive, MO. Phone us at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights location, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location, or reach out to us now to make an appointment or consultation. First-time patients near Bellerive, MO, are always welcome at either convenient locale.

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

How Do I Know If I Need a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Near Bellerive, MO?

Wisdom tooth extraction can be scheduled at either of our offices near Bellerive, MO, in a single visit. If wisdom teeth are not extracted, they can cause your teeth to crowd, become infected, and leave permanent damage to surrounding teeth and/or your gums.

Bellerive, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth come in, they can crowd the mouth and lead to several potential problems. But the most common reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in Bellerive, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near Bellerive, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that come in only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (remaining beneath the gum surface). Be sure to reach out to the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Bellerive, MO, for a full consultation and diagnosis on a wisdom tooth extraction. An impacted wisdom tooth may:

  • Grow at an angle toward the next tooth, a second molar
  • Grow at an angle toward the back of the mouth
  • Grow at a right angle to the other teeth, as if the wisdom tooth is "lying down"
  • Grow straight up or down like other teeth, but stay trapped with the jawbone

Issues can unfold quickly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Bellerive, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to assure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a detailed, personalized treatment plan for you in Bellerive, MO, including any applicable wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This continuous communication is vital to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

When Do I Schedule a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Near Bellerive, MO?

It is essential to have wisdom teeth extracted prior to full growth because it is much easier and less painful during the earliest stages of growth. The longer the wisdom teeth are left bare and untreated, the more likely the chance of infection and permanent damage. The wisdom tooth extraction procedure itself is moderately easy, and typically lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his staff near Bellerive, MO, numb the targeted extraction area with specialized anesthesia. Once the patient is comfortable, Dr. Martin utilizes specialty instruments to gently loosen and pry the wisdom teeth out of their sockets.

A patient's recovery time can vary, from a couple of days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Bellerive, MO, patients with a customized recovery process, including instructions and alleviations on:

  • Pain management
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Cleaning your mouth
  • Activity
  • Tobacco use
  • Food and beverage options

Bellerive, MO Wisdom Tooth Extraction | Dr. John Martin Dental & Associates of Greater St. Louis

Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine dental surgery, one that Dr. Martin has done for more than 30 years near Bellerive, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to prevent crucial problems that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in Bellerive, MO.

Talk to Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates team to schedule your wisdom tooth extraction near Bellerive, MO, today. Reach out to us or phone us at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights location, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location.