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When Do You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?
St. George, UT

Woman smiling after getting her wisdom teeth removed at Precision Dental Specialties in St. George, UTA topic that many face with trepidation, but there's really no need to fear, is that of wisdom teeth removal. Whether you're a teenager, a young adult, or even slightly older, the prospect of this procedure can often provoke a sense of unease. Rest assured, at Precision Dental Specialties we're here to guide you through every step of the way, answering your most pressing questions about wisdom teeth surgery, and dispelling any doubts you may have. 

Is There an Optimal Age to Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

This is a common question, and the answer could surprise you. There's no 'one-size-fits-all' when it comes to the timing of wisdom teeth removal. Dentists and specialists base their recommendation largely on an individual's mouth and how their wisdom teeth are growing. 

Typically, however, the ideal age to have wisdom teeth removed is typically in the late teens or early twenties. This is because the roots of the wisdom teeth are not fully developed at this stage, which makes the extraction process easier and often leads to a smoother recovery.

During these years, the wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are usually in the process of emerging or have just emerged. Dentists often recommend extraction at this time to prevent potential problems, such as impaction, where the teeth don't have enough room to grow properly, or misalignment of other teeth.

In contrast, some individuals may need to have their wisdom teeth removed earlier or later than the typical age range due to specific dental or medical issues. Therefore, it's crucial to have regular dental check-ups to monitor the growth and positioning of the wisdom teeth.

When Do You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

The decision to remove wisdom teeth is not solely based on age, just because they typically come in between the ages of 17 to 25.  Health and positioning of the teeth is also a factor.

Removal of wisdom teeth is often recommended when they are impacted, meaning they do not have enough room to grow normally or set properly within the mouth. Impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a variety of problems such as pain, infection, and crowding or damage to other teeth.

Other reasons for wisdom teeth removal can include the formation of cysts or tumors around the new teeth, sinus issues, inflamed gums, cavities, or difficulty cleaning the teeth due to their position. If any of these issues are present, a dentist or oral surgeon may recommend tooth extraction.

What Are the Risks of Waiting to Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Fear of potential risks often holds individuals back. However, it's important to realize that delaying the removal of wisdom teeth can sometimes lead to more issues down the line. Infection, gum disease, decay, and even potential damage to neighboring teeth are just some of the potential risks associated with waiting. 

Wisdom Tooth Removal at Precision Implant & Oral Surgery

Ultimately, the decision to remove wisdom teeth and the timing of the procedure should be guided by a dental professional, who can assess the potential risks and benefits based on an individual's oral health condition and needs. Schedule an appointment to see our dentist, Dr. Scott E. Bulloch, to find out if wisdom tooth removal is right for you.
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