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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Ferguson, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many people in Ferguson, MO, a lot like getting a driver's license. In fact, more than 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 surely 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, frequently, grow incorrectly, elevating the necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near Ferguson, MO.

When it comes to a process like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and team you can trust near Ferguson, MO. Give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location, or reach out to us today to schedule an appointment or consultation. New patients near Ferguson, MO, are always welcome at either convenient office.

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be done at either of our locations near Ferguson, 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.

Ferguson, MO wisdom tooth extraction is done mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth come in, they can crowd the mouth and cause several likely problems. But the most frequent cause for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Several people in Ferguson, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Many near Ferguson, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that grow only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (staying beneath the gum surface). Be sure to contact the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Ferguson, 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

Problems can quickly develop from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Ferguson, 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 detailed, customized treatment plan for you in Ferguson, 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 Ferguson, MO?

It is essential to have wisdom teeth extracted before they are fully grown 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 better chance there is of infection and lasting damage. The wisdom tooth extraction procedure itself is moderately easy, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near Ferguson, 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 two days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Ferguson, 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

Ferguson, 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 Ferguson, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to head off significant issues that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in Ferguson, MO.

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