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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Brentwood, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Brentwood, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many people in Brentwood, MO, much 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 surely does not minimize the importance or severity of wisdom tooth extraction. Wisdom teeth are the final 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 need for a wisdom tooth extraction near Brentwood, MO.

When it comes to a procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near Brentwood, MO. Call 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 schedule an appointment or consultation. New patients near Brentwood, MO, are always welcome at either convenient locale.

Martin Dental & Associates is proud to be responsible for your wisdom tooth extraction near Brentwood, 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 Brentwood, MO?

Wisdom tooth extraction can be done at either of our locations near Brentwood, MO, in a single visit. If wisdom teeth aren't extracted, they can cause your teeth to crowd, become infected, and leave permanent damage to surrounding teeth and/or your gums.

Brentwood, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and lead to several likely problems. But the most frequent reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in Brentwood, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Several near Brentwood, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that grow 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 team near Brentwood, 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

Complications can develop rapidly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Brentwood, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to assure proper care for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a detailed, customized treatment plan for you in Brentwood, MO, including any applicable wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This ongoing communication is vital to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

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

It is vital to have wisdom teeth extracted before they are fully grown because it is far 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 relatively simple, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his staff near Brentwood, MO, numb the targeted extraction area with specialized anesthesia. Once the patient is comfortable, Dr. Martin uses specialty instruments to gently loosen and pry the wisdom teeth out of their sockets.

A patient's recovery time can vary, from two days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Brentwood, 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

Brentwood, 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 over 30 years near Brentwood, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to avert notable issues that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in Brentwood, MO.

Speak with Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates team to schedule your wisdom tooth extraction near Brentwood, MO, now. Contact us or give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights location, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard office.