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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Creve Coeur, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Creve Coeur, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many people in Creve Coeur, 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 people should have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity surely does not lessen 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, increasing the necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near Creve Coeur, MO.

When it comes to a procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and team you can trust near Creve Coeur, 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 today to make an appointment or consultation. New patients near Creve Coeur, MO, are always welcome at either convenient office.

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be done at either of our offices near Creve Coeur, 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.

Creve Coeur, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled largely as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and lead to several possible problems. But the most common cause for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in Creve Coeur, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Several near Creve Coeur, 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 contact the Martin Dental & Associates team near Creve Coeur, 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 Creve Coeur, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We recommend that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to guarantee proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a step-by-step, customized treatment plan for you in Creve Coeur, MO, including any applicable wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This continuous communication is essential to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

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

It is important to have wisdom teeth extracted prior to full growth 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 lasting damage. The wisdom tooth extraction process itself is relatively easy, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team near Creve Coeur, 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 varies, from a couple of days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Creve Coeur, MO, patients with a personalized recovery plan, including instructions and alleviations on:

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

Creve Coeur, 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 Creve Coeur, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to avert crucial problems that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in Creve Coeur, MO.

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