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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Stanton, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many people in Stanton, 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 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 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, increasing the need for a wisdom tooth extraction near Stanton, MO.

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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be done at either of our locations near Stanton, 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.

Stanton, MO wisdom tooth extraction is done mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth come in, they can crowd the mouth and lead to various potential problems. But the most frequent cause for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Several individuals in Stanton, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Several near Stanton, 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). Make certain you contact the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Stanton, 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 Stanton, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We suggest that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to ensure proper medical attention for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will build a detailed, customized treatment plan for you in Stanton, MO, including any applicable 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 Stanton, MO?

It is vital 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 process itself is relatively easy, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near Stanton, 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 Stanton, 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

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

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

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