Your third molars are the last to emerge, which is why they are called your wisdom teeth. Often, however, there is not enough room in the mouth for four wisdom teeth. Many people opt to have their wisdom teeth removed. If you decide to pursue removal of your wisdom teeth, call Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery for the best care. You can rely on us for skilled St. Louis wisdom tooth removal and state of the art care. We treat all patients like family at our oral surgery offices.
The average jaw fits 28 teeth. When your third molars / wisdom teeth come in, you will have 32 teeth total. This can compromise your oral health and hygiene. In some situations, wisdom teeth are impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth should be extracted before their root system finishes developing.
You are more likely to experience complications if you do not have your wisdom teeth removed by age 30. In addition, the longer you wait, the more complicated and difficult the surgery will be, as roots extend and the jawbone increases in density. Post-surgery recovery is also less fast and straightforward.
On the day your wisdom teeth are extracted at Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, you can expect premium care throughout each phase of the process. Our facilities are state of the art and every St. Louis and St. Charles County oral surgeon on our staff is highly skilled and experienced. The procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes, and you will probably be in our office for a total of 90 minutes. Our South County oral surgeons and staff maximizes post-operation comfort and healing, using advanced infection control and sterilization techniques.
If you have any questions about what to expect, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Midwest Oral Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery today! We welcome patients all across St. Charles County, Lincoln County, South County, and Jefferson County.