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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Hermann, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many people in Hermann, 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 should have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity certainly 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, oftentimes, grow incorrectly, elevating the need for a wisdom tooth extraction near Hermann, MO.

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

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

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

Hermann, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled largely 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 Hermann, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at various times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Several near Hermann, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that grow 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 Hermann, 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 Hermann, 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 prepare a detailed, customized treatment plan for you in Hermann, MO, including any applicable 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 Hermann, MO?

It is vital to have wisdom teeth extracted prior to full growth because it is a lot 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 lasting damage. The wisdom tooth extraction process itself is moderately easy, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his staff near Hermann, 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 Hermann, 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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental process, one that Dr. Martin has done for over 30 years near Hermann, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to prevent crucial problems that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in Hermann, MO.

Talk to Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates team to schedule your wisdom tooth extraction near Hermann, MO, today. 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.