Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? And if so, when?
Wisdom teeth, the third and final set of molars, usually appear between the ages of 17 and 25. While some wisdom teeth are healthy and aligned correctly, unfortunately most are not. This leads to a host of problems, and the some of the most common issues are:
These serious consequences of improper wisdom tooth eruption make wisdom tooth extraction a common treatment. A dentist or oral surgeon may suggest extraction if the wisdom teeth are already impacted, or if the wisdom teeth could become problematic in the future.
As removal is easier in young adults, where the wisdom teeth roots are not yet fully developed and the jaw bone is less dense, this is the ideal time to have your wisdom teeth extracted. However, in all cases, the sooner the better: removing wisdom teeth early can prevent a host of future complications.
Make an appointment to see if your wisdom teeth need to be removed. Wisdom teeth extraction seems like a frightening ordeal, but rest assured you are in capable hands with our expert Dr. Ghazi. He will be happy to meet with you, go over any of your questions or concerns, and make sure your experience is as comfortable and pleasant as possible.