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St. Clair, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction St. Clair, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is basically a rite of passage for many people in St. Clair, 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 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, oftentimes, grow incorrectly, increasing the necessity for a wisdom tooth extraction near St. Clair, MO.

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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be completed at either of our locations near St. Clair, MO, in a single visit. If wisdom teeth are not extracted, they can cause your teeth to crowd, become infected, and leave lasting damage to surrounding teeth and/or your gums.

St. Clair, MO wisdom tooth extraction is scheduled largely as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and cause various likely problems. But the most common reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Several individuals in St. Clair, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to various degrees and at various times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Some near St. Clair, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that come in only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (staying under the gum surface). Be sure to contact the Martin Dental & Associates staff near St. Clair, 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 develop rapidly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in St. Clair, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We propose that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to guarantee proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a detailed, customized treatment plan for you in St. Clair, MO, including any pertinent wisdom tooth extraction specifications. This continuous communication is essential to Martin Dental & Associates' patient-doctor relationship.

When Do I Schedule a Wisdom Tooth Extraction Near St. Clair, MO?

It is essential to have wisdom teeth extracted before they are fully grown because it is much 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 permanent damage. The wisdom tooth extraction procedure itself is relatively easy, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near St. Clair, 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 St. Clair, MO, patients with a customized recovery process, including instructions and alleviations on:

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

St. Clair, 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 St. Clair, MO. Even if your impacted teeth are not 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 St. Clair, MO.

Speak with Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates team to schedule your wisdom tooth extraction near St. Clair, 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.