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Pine Lawn, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Pine Lawn, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many individuals in Pine Lawn, MO, much 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 doesn't 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 need for a wisdom tooth extraction near Pine Lawn, MO.

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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be completed at either of our locations near Pine Lawn, 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.

Pine Lawn, MO wisdom tooth extraction is done mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth come in, they can crowd the mouth and lead to several potential problems. But the most frequent cause for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in Pine Lawn, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Many near Pine Lawn, 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). Be sure to reach out to the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Pine Lawn, 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

Problems can unfold quickly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Pine Lawn, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We suggest that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to assure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will build a detailed, customized treatment plan for you in Pine Lawn, MO, including any applicable wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This continuous communication is vital to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

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

It is essential 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 bare and untreated, the more likely the chance 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 near Pine Lawn, 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 can vary, from two days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Pine Lawn, MO, patients with a customized recovery plan, including instructions and alleviations on:

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

Pine Lawn, 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 more than 30 years near Pine Lawn, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to avert significant issues that can come from the overcrowding and other complications in Pine Lawn, MO.

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