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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Earth City, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many people in Earth City, 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 people need to have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity certainly 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, frequently, grow incorrectly, increasing the necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near Earth City, MO.

When it comes to a procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near Earth City, MO. Give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location, or contact us today to make an appointment or consultation. New patients near Earth City, MO, are always welcome at either convenient locale.

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

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

Earth City, MO wisdom tooth extraction is done mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and cause several possible problems. But the most common reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many people in Earth City, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near Earth City, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that come in only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (staying under the gum surface). Make certain you contact the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Earth City, 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 quickly develop from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Earth City, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We suggest that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to guarantee proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a detailed, personalized treatment plan for you in Earth City, MO, including any pertinent wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This continuing communication is essential to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

When Do I Schedule a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Near Earth City, 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 moderately easy, and typically lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his staff near Earth City, 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 two days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Earth City, MO, patients with a customized recovery plan, including instructions and alleviations on:

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

Earth City, 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 Earth City, MO. Even if your impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to avert crucial problems that can come from the overcrowding and other complications in Earth City, MO.

Talk to Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates team to make your wisdom tooth extraction near Earth City, MO, today. Contact us or give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location.