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Rock Hill, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Rock Hill, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many people in Rock Hill, 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 should have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity surely does not 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, frequently, grow incorrectly, elevating the need for a wisdom tooth extraction near Rock Hill, MO.

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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be completed at either of our offices near Rock Hill, 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.

Rock Hill, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled largely as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth come in, they can crowd the mouth and lead to various likely problems. But the most common reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in Rock Hill, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Several near Rock Hill, 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). Make certain you reach out to the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Rock Hill, 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 quickly develop from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Rock Hill, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to ensure proper care for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will build a step-by-step, personalized treatment plan for you in Rock Hill, MO, including any pertinent 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 Rock Hill, MO?

It is important to have wisdom teeth extracted prior to full growth because it is far 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 permanent damage. The wisdom tooth extraction procedure itself is moderately easy, and typically lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team near Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill, 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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental treatment, one that Dr. Martin has done for over 30 years near Rock Hill, MO. Even if your impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to prevent significant issues that can come from the overcrowding and other complications in Rock Hill, MO.

Speak with Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates staff to make your wisdom tooth extraction near Rock Hill, MO, today. Reach out to us or give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard office.