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Spanish Lake, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Spanish Lake, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many people in Spanish Lake, 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 should 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 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 Spanish Lake, MO.

When it comes to a procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near Spanish Lake, MO. Call us at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard office, or contact us today to make an appointment or consultation. First-time patients near Spanish Lake, MO, are always welcome at either convenient locale.

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be scheduled at either of our offices near Spanish Lake, 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.

Spanish Lake, 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 potential problems. But the most frequent reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Several people in Spanish Lake, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near Spanish Lake, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that grow only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (remaining beneath the gum surface). Be sure to contact the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Spanish Lake, 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 develop rapidly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Spanish Lake, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to assure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a detailed, customized treatment plan for you in Spanish Lake, 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 Spanish Lake, 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 better chance there is of infection and permanent damage. The wisdom tooth extraction process itself is moderately easy, and typically lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his staff near Spanish Lake, 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 a couple of days to a week. Dr. Martin prepares his Spanish Lake, MO, patients with a personalized recovery plan, including instructions and alleviations on:

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

Spanish Lake, 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 Spanish Lake, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to prevent notable problems that can come from the overcrowding and other complications in Spanish Lake, MO.

Talk to Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates team to make your wisdom tooth extraction near Spanish Lake, 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 location.