Do I need my Wisdom Teeth removed ?
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, tend to grow in sometime between the late teen and early adulthood years, around the ages of 17 and 25. However, many dental health professionals recommend wisdom teeth be removed when they are smaller and not fully developed, around the early to mid-teen years.
Wisdom Teeth Removal Process
Wisdom teeth removal is typically recommended as a preventative measure. By having your wisdom teeth extracted early, you can avoid future dental problems.
When wisdom teeth are left in the mouth, they can become the cause of many complications that affect your oral health, such as impaction, dental crowding and shifting, infection, pain, and more. Untreated wisdom teeth can lead to:
Periodontal Disease:Wisdom teeth that are impacted or out of alignment can be difficult to clean, which can lead to gum disease. Gum disease can cause pain, bleeding, and tooth loss.
Crowding:Wisdom teeth can also cause crowding in the mouth, which can push other teeth out of alignment and make it difficult to clean your teeth properly. It can also negatively affect how you chew food.
Impaction:This is when the wisdom tooth does not have enough room to come in properly and gets stuck under the gum or between other teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, infection, and other problems.
Infection:Wisdom teeth that are impacted or infected can cause a serious infection that can spread to other parts of the body.
If you are experiencing any of these issues or if you would like to have your wisdom teeth removed before they come in, contact our dental office to schedule your appointment.