What's the right time for wisdom teeth removal?

What's the right time for wisdom teeth removal?

January 17, 2019

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Not everyone needs to remove their wisdom teeth, but when it becomes necessary, you shouldn't wait either. If you notice pain or discomfort in your teeth, your dental care provider may recommend that you remove your wisdom teeth. For many people, removing wisdom teeth is essential.

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Need to Be Removed?

There are various reasons why your wisdom teeth need removal. These teeth are the third and final set of molars to come in and generally do not do so until you are in your late teen years. They are located along the very back of the row of teeth. As a result, they often do not have enough room to develop fully. And, as they push their way in, they cause pain and discomfort, as well as misalignment of the other teeth near to them. They can also cause bacteria buildup to occur, which can lead to damage to the teeth. When this occurs, it is best to turn to a dentist for wisdom tooth removal.

What Age Should Wisdom Teeth Be Removed?

The rate at which wisdom teeth develop ranges widely. Some people never need them removed. Those that do will begin to see this as a need in their late teen years or early 20's. You do not have to remove them until they become a problem – such as threatening your other teeth. However, some people take preemptive measures to have them removed before this occurs.

One key advantage of removing them early is that the roots are not fully in pace and, in some cases, that means a faster and less painful recovery.

There are certain times when you should consider removal:

  • You have a buildup of pain in your jaw
  • Tumors or cysts develop in the mouth
  • Infection of the soft tissues of the mouth develop
  • Tooth decay is significant
  • They are causing a misalignment or some other type of damage to the other teeth

Is It Time to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

If you or your child needs wisdom teeth removal, you can count on our team at Perfect Dental to help you. Come in for a full appointment and exam. Our team will determine what the best treatment plan is for your needs. Call us today for an appointment.