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Florissant, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Florissant, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many individuals in Florissant, 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 should have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity surely doesn't 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, elevating the need for a wisdom tooth extraction near Florissant, MO.

When it comes to a procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near Florissant, MO. Phone us 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. First-time patients near Florissant, MO, are always welcome at either convenient locale.

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be completed at either of our locations near Florissant, 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.

Florissant, MO wisdom tooth extraction is done largely 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 individuals in Florissant, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Several near Florissant, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that grow only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (remaining under the gum surface). Be sure to reach out to the Martin Dental & Associates team near Florissant, 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 quickly develop from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Florissant, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to ensure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a step-by-step, customized treatment plan for you in Florissant, 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 Florissant, MO?

It is important to have wisdom teeth extracted before they are fully grown because it is a lot 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 permanent damage. The wisdom tooth extraction process itself is moderately easy, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near Florissant, 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 Florissant, 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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction is a routine dental treatment, one that Dr. Martin has done for more than 30 years near Florissant, MO. Even if your impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to head off notable issues that can come from the overcrowding and other complications in Florissant, MO.

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