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Town and Country, MO

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Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Town and Country, MO. Wisdom tooth extraction is essentially a rite of passage for many individuals in Town and Country, 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 individuals should have their wisdom teeth extracted during their lifetime. But its widespread popularity certainly 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, oftentimes, grow incorrectly, increasing the need for a wisdom tooth extraction near Town and Country, MO.

When it comes to a procedure like a wisdom tooth extraction, you need a dentist and staff you can trust near Town and Country, MO. Phone 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 Town and Country, MO, are always welcome at either convenient location.

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

Wisdom tooth extraction can be scheduled at either of our offices near Town and Country, 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.

Town and Country, MO wisdom tooth extraction is done mostly as a preventative measure. When wisdom teeth grow in, they can crowd the mouth and cause various potential problems. But the most frequent reason for wisdom tooth extraction is an impacted wisdom tooth. Many individuals in Town and Country, MO develop impacted wisdom teeth, to varying degrees and at varying times, making a wisdom tooth extraction necessary. Many near Town and Country, MO, have impacted wisdom teeth that come in only partially (just barely scratching the surface of the gum) or not at all (remaining under the gum surface). Be sure to contact the Martin Dental & Associates staff near Town and Country, 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 unfold quickly from untreated impacted wisdom teeth in Town and Country, MO, including pain, infection, gum disease, and tooth decay. We suggest that you schedule a scan and consultation with Dr. Martin to assure proper care for a wisdom tooth extraction. He will prepare a step-by-step, personalized treatment plan for you in Town and Country, MO, including any appropriate 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 Town and Country, MO?

It is vital to have wisdom teeth extracted before they are fully grown because it is far 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 lasting damage. The wisdom tooth extraction process itself is moderately simple, and routinely lasts less than an hour. Dr. Martin and his team of experts near Town and Country, 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 Town and Country, 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

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

Wisdom tooth extraction is a common dental process, one that Dr. Martin has done for more than 30 years near Town and Country, MO. Even if your impacted teeth aren't currently causing problems, Martin Dental & Associates can extract your wisdom tooth or teeth to head off notable problems that can be caused by the overcrowding and other complications in Town and Country, MO.

Talk to Dr. John Martin and the Martin Dental & Associates staff to make your wisdom tooth extraction near Town and Country, MO, now. Contact us or give us a call at 314-739-1222 for our Maryland Heights office, or 573-764-2425 for our Gerard location.