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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Hazelwood, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Hazelwood, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many individuals in Hazelwood, 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 individuals need to have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity certainly 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, elevating the necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near Hazelwood, MO.

When it comes to a procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near Hazelwood, 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 now to schedule an appointment or consultation. New patients near Hazelwood, MO, are always welcome at either convenient office.

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be scheduled at either of our offices near Hazelwood, 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.

Hazelwood, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and cause several possible problems. But the most common cause for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in Hazelwood, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near Hazelwood, 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). Make certain you contact the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Hazelwood, 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 develop rapidly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Hazelwood, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We recommend that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to ensure proper care for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will build a step-by-step, customized treatment plan for you in Hazelwood, MO, including any applicable 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 Hazelwood, MO?

It is essential 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 exposed and untreated, the better chance there is of infection and permanent damage. The wisdom tooth extraction procedure itself is relatively simple, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near Hazelwood, 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 varies, from a couple of days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Hazelwood, 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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental treatment, one that Dr. Martin has done for over 30 years near Hazelwood, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to prevent notable issues that can come from the overcrowding and other complications in Hazelwood, MO.

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