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North St. Louis County, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction North St. Louis County, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many individuals in North St. Louis County, 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 need to 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 need for a wisdom tooth extraction near North St. Louis County, MO.

When it comes to a process like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near North St. Louis County, 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 North St. Louis County, MO, are always welcome at either convenient location.

Martin Dental & Associates is proud to be responsible for your wisdom tooth extraction near North St. Louis County, 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 North St. Louis County, MO?

Wisdom tooth extraction can be completed at either of our locations near North St. Louis County, 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.

North St. Louis County, MO wisdom tooth extraction is done mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth come in, they can crowd the mouth and cause various possible problems. But the most frequent reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in North St. Louis County, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near North St. Louis County, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that grow only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (staying beneath the gum surface). Be sure to contact the Martin Dental & Associates team near North St. Louis County, 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 North St. Louis County, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We suggest that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to ensure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will build a step-by-step, personalized treatment plan for you in North St. Louis County, MO, including any applicable wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This ongoing communication is indispensable to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

When Do I Schedule a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Near North St. Louis County, MO?

It is important to have wisdom teeth extracted before they are fully grown because it is far 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 relatively simple, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near North St. Louis County, 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 two days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his North St. Louis County, MO, patients with a personalized recovery process, including instructions and alleviations on:

  • Pain management
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Cleaning your mouth
  • Activity
  • Tobacco use
  • Food and beverage options

North St. Louis County, 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 North St. Louis County, MO. Even if your impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to prevent significant problems that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in North St. Louis County, MO.

Talk to Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates staff to make your wisdom tooth extraction near North St. Louis County, MO, now. Contact us or call us at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard office.