Wisdom Teeth

Many people in the St. Louis area have partially visible wisdom teeth that could be susceptible to bacteria that can cause wisdom tooth infection. Cysts and tumors can grow on a trapped wisdom tooth, causing irritation and some pain as well as diseases of the gums.

Another problem we often see at The Practice of Dan H. Rathgeber, D.D.S., P.C. occurs when the second molar, the last tooth before the wisdom tooth, is damaged as the wisdom tooth grows in without enough room.

The younger the patient, the easier the healing will be, says Dr. Rathgeber, which is another reason not to wait before removing impacted wisdom teeth. At The Practice of Dan H. Rathgeber, D.D.S., P.C. this oral surgery can often be performed in our St. Louis office under anesthesia, providing patients with maximum comfort while keeping the procedure efficient and cost-effective. Local anesthetic (such as novocaine) is always used, but you may opt for additional comfort with nitrous oxide ("laughing gas"), IV sedation (twilight sleep) or deep sedation (general anesthesia.)

Call St. Louis's The Practice of Dan H. Rathgeber, D.D.S., P.C. at (314) 892-4445 for more information about partially visible wisdom teeth.

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The Practice of Dan H. Rathgeber, D.D.S., P.C.
5637 Telegraph Road
St. Louis, MO 63129
General Info: (314) 892-4445

 Call for an appointment:
(314) 892-4445

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