Make an Appointment
wisdom-tooth-extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Ladue, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many individuals in Ladue, MO, a lot like getting a driver's license. In fact, over 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 doesn't lessen 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 necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near Ladue, MO.

When it comes to a process like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near Ladue, 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 now to make an appointment or consultation. First-time patients near Ladue, MO, are always welcome at either convenient office.

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be done at either of our offices near Ladue, 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.

Ladue, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled largely as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth come 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 Ladue, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near Ladue, 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 reach out to the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Ladue, 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 Ladue, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We recommend that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to guarantee proper care for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will build a step-by-step, personalized treatment plan for you in Ladue, MO, including any appropriate wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This ongoing communication is vital to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

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

It is important 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 exposed and untreated, the more likely the chance of infection and lasting damage. The wisdom tooth extraction procedure itself is moderately simple, and typically lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team near Ladue, 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 Ladue, 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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental surgery, one that Dr. Martin has done for more than 30 years near Ladue, MO. Even if your impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to prevent notable issues that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in Ladue, MO.

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