Wisdom teeth usually begin to grow in around the age of 18, however it could be sooner or possibly later. Most people will need to have theirs removed due to one of the following:
- Your mouth is too small, therefore there is no room for the teeth
- Your teeth may start to grow in at the wrong angle, which can affect the alignment of your other teeth
- Your teeth could be impacted - meaning they have not yet come through to the surface; this could become very painful if left untreated
When should you get your wisdom teeth removed?
You will need to have an x-ray to see how your wisdom teeth are growing and how they could interfere with the rest of your oral health. The majority of people will need theirs removed at some point. If, however, your wisdom teeth do not pose any concerns and are growing in properly, you may be able to get away without extraction. Dr. Clemente will carefully assess your mouth to determine what would be in your best interest.
How long does it take to heal after having your wisdom teeth removed?
After your extraction procedure, you can expect to see swelling around your mouth, mild bleeding as well as soreness/pain. This is all very normal and expected. In most cases, you will begin to start feeling better within 3-7 days.
What if you choose not to have your wisdom teeth removed?
If you do not have your wisdom teeth removed, this can create some serious problems for you later on, including: bacterial infection, cyst development, gum disease or bone damage. It’s important that you make the right choice now so that you don’t have to deal with even worse consequences down the road. Don’t wait until it’s too late, call today to set up an appointment to have your wisdom teeth checked.