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Getting wisdom teeth removed is almost as common as getting braces. Just about everyone will need wisdom teeth removed, just like most everyone needs some sort of orthodontic treatment. The sad thing is that there’s a lot of wrong information in existence about wisdom teeth removal.

Today, we want to help make the process clear for you. We believe this will make you more comfortable when it’s time to have your wisdom teeth removed. This will help you understand the importance of removing them, as well.

Why remove them?
You’ll likely have a dentist recommend you for wisdom teeth removal after an x-ray during your regular checkup shows where your wisdom teeth are. Dr. Robert Stemme will remove them to help you keep your smile in the best shape possible.

Most wisdom teeth don’t come in at normal angles. Instead, they come in “impacted.” They can also come in and crowd your already-straight teeth right out of alignment.

The process
Getting wisdom teeth removed isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s hardly the scary surgery it’s often made out to be. It’s probably true that you have more to worry about what you’ll say after surgery than anything that may happen during it.

You’ll come into St. Louis County Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Chesterfield, Missouri, where our team will sedate you completely. Then, the wisdom teeth you need to be removed are cut out from your gums. You’ll be given specific instructions on how to care for these wounds so you don’t develop dry socket.

There’s a lot of post-op care you’ll need to be aware of, though our team will go through all of it with you.

If you want to learn more, give us a call today at 314-434-0493.  Drs. Timothy Weber, Richard Weber Jr., Brent Kincaid and Robert Stemme are here to help you!