Skip to content

Why You Should Consider Removing Your Wisdom Teeth

wisdom teeth removalHaving wisdom teeth removed is a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but you may wonder why extraction of these third molars is often recommended. Wisdom teeth typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25. Many people are unaware they have wisdom teeth until they’re told by a dentist that the teeth are impacted, which means they haven’t fully emerged and can cause problems.

While not everyone will experience issues with their wisdom teeth, the potential complications can be significant.

Reasons for Removal

Preventing Infection and Disease: One of the primary reasons for removing wisdom teeth is to prevent pericoronitis, an acute gum infection around the tooth. This condition can be extremely painful and recurrent. Additionally, because of the challenging position of the third molars at the back of the mouth, it’s tough to clean them, which makes them prone to decay and gum disease.

Avoiding Damage to Adjacent Teeth: Impacted wisdom teeth can push against neighbouring teeth, leading to misalignment and damage. Decay can spread to the adjacent tooth, and food can become trapped, exacerbating gum disease.

Mitigating Crowding and Misalignment: Wisdom teeth can cause crowding and misalignment in your mouth, impacting your overall dental health and aesthetics.

When to Consider Removal

Although wisdom teeth can be removed at any age, the ideal time is during the late teenage years or early twenties. During this period, the roots are not fully developed, and the jawbone is more forgiving, making the procedure and recovery smoother. However, it’s never too late to address problematic third molars.

IV Sedation

We offer IV sedation to ensure patients are comfortable during the procedure. We encourage you to discuss this option with your dentist, who can explain what to expect.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’re between 17 and 25 or have never had your wisdom teeth evaluated, it’s a good idea to consult with your dentist. Early assessment and intervention can prevent future complications, ensuring a healthier mouth and a brighter smile.

Don’t wait for discomfort to prompt a visit to the dentist. Book an appointment today at Cure Dental.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Add Your Comment (Get a Gravatar)

Your Name


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *.