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Owensville, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Owensville, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many individuals in Owensville, 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 does not minimize 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 Owensville, MO.

When it comes to a process like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and team you can trust near Owensville, MO. Give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights location, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location, or contact us today to schedule an appointment or consultation. New patients near Owensville, MO, are always welcome at either convenient location.

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

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

Owensville, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and cause several likely problems. But the most common cause for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many people in Owensville, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near Owensville, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that grow only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (remaining under the gum surface). Be sure to reach out to the Martin Dental & Associates team near Owensville, 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 unfold quickly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Owensville, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to ensure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a detailed, customized treatment plan for you in Owensville, MO, including any appropriate 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 Owensville, MO?

It is essential to have wisdom teeth extracted before they are fully grown 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 more likely the chance of infection and lasting damage. The wisdom tooth extraction process itself is relatively easy, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near Owensville, 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 Owensville, 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

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

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