Wisdom Tooth Removal In Ballwin, MO

At Legacy Dental Care, we understand the significance of wisdom tooth removal for maintaining oral health and preventing potential complications. Our practice is dedicated to providing comprehensive wisdom tooth removal services to patients in Ballwin, MO, and the surrounding areas. With our expertise and commitment to patient care, you can trust us to deliver safe and effective treatment tailored to your individual needs.

What is Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last set of teeth to emerge in the mouth, typically making their appearance between the ages of 17 and 25. Unlike the rest of our teeth, which usually emerge earlier in life, wisdom teeth tend to arrive later, often coinciding with the transition into adulthood.
Despite their potentially symbolic connotations, wisdom teeth can often cause significant challenges to oral health. Due to factors such as impaction, misalignment, or overcrowding, many individuals may experience issues with their wisdom teeth. These problems can include pain, swelling, infection, and an increased risk of decay and gum disease.
To address these concerns and preserve overall oral health, wisdom tooth removal is often recommended. This procedure involves the surgical extraction of one or more wisdom teeth from the jaw. By removing problematic wisdom teeth, individuals can alleviate discomfort, prevent future complications, and maintain the integrity of their smile.

When Should You Get Your Wisdom Tooth Removed?

Impacted wisdom teeth are those that fail to fully erupt through the gums due to obstruction by other teeth or bone. Impaction can lead to pain, swelling, and an increased risk of infection. Removing impacted wisdom teeth can alleviate symptoms and prevent further complications.
Wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding in the mouth, pushing existing teeth out of alignment and disrupting the bite. Removing these teeth can prevent orthodontic issues and preserve the stability of the surrounding teeth.
Partially erupted wisdom teeth create pockets where bacteria can accumulate, leading to infection and inflammation of the surrounding gums (pericoronitis). Removing infected wisdom teeth eliminates the source of infection and promotes oral health.

What To Expect During Wisdom Tooth Removal?

Initial Consultation

Before the extraction procedure, you will undergo a comprehensive examination, including X-rays, to assess the position and condition of your wisdom teeth. Our dentist will discuss the treatment plan with you and address any concerns or questions you may have.


During the extraction, local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area and ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. For patients with dental anxiety or undergoing complex extractions, additional sedation options such as nitrous oxide or IV sedation may be available.

Tooth Extraction

Using specialized instruments, our skilled dentist will carefully remove the wisdom tooth from its socket in the jawbone. Depending on the tooth's position and complexity, it may be necessary to divide the tooth into smaller pieces for easier extraction.


After the extraction, you will be given instructions on how to care for the extraction site and manage any discomfort or swelling. It's essential to follow these instructions diligently to promote proper healing and minimize the risk of complications. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days following wisdom tooth removal.

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When Should You Contact Our Office After Wisdom Tooth Removal?

While wisdom tooth removal is generally a straightforward procedure, it’s crucial to be aware of potential complications that may arise. You should contact our office if you experience:
Our team is here to provide prompt assistance and address any concerns you may have during your recovery period.

Why Should You Choose Legacy Dental Care for Your Treatment?

At Legacy Dental Care, we are committed to providing patients with exceptional care and personalized attention. When you choose us for your wisdom tooth removal, you can expect:

Advanced Technology

Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art dental technology, allowing us to perform precise and efficient extractions.

Experienced Dentists

Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced dentists who specialize in oral surgery procedures, including wisdom tooth removal. You can trust our expertise and dedication to delivering safe and effective treatment.

Personalized Care

We understand that every patient’s needs and concerns are unique. That’s why we take the time to listen to your goals and tailor our treatment approach to ensure the best possible outcome for your oral health.

How Do We Keep Our Treatment Affordable?

At Legacy Dental Care, our patients should have affordable access to dental care. Everyone deserves to feel great and confident about themselves and their appearance. We offer financing options and payment plans so that you can afford the best possible care and services.
CareCredit is a company that provides patients with credit for their elective procedures, offering short-term, 0% interest payment plans and low-interest, extended payment plans. CareCredit has no up-front costs, no fees, and no prepayment penalties

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