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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Glendale, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many individuals in Glendale, MO, much 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 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, frequently, grow incorrectly, elevating the necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near Glendale, MO.

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

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

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

Glendale, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled largely as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and lead to various likely problems. But the most frequent reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many people in Glendale, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at various times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near Glendale, 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 Glendale, 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 Glendale, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to assure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a step-by-step, customized treatment plan for you in Glendale, MO, including any pertinent wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This continuing communication is indispensable to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

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

It is vital to have wisdom teeth extracted prior to full growth 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 more likely the chance of infection and lasting damage. The wisdom tooth extraction process itself is moderately simple, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near Glendale, 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 Glendale, 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

Glendale, 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 over 30 years near Glendale, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to head off crucial issues that can come from the overcrowding and other complications in Glendale, MO.

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