Should You Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth removal can occur at a broad range of ages, and is an important decision for every patient. Read through these tips to know when and why you should remove your wisdom teeth, as well as why you may not have to remove them at all.

Reasons to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth

When to Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth often appear between the ages of 16 and 25. It's best to remove wisdom teeth at the start of their appearance, due to the roots not being completely formed. Additionally the bone will be softer, and there will be less risk of nearby nerve damage occurring.

What Happens if You Don't Remove Your Wisdom Teeth?

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. Some wisdom teeth emerge straight and with room to grow, and don't cause any issues. Other times, only one or two wisdom teeth need to be removed as opposed to all four. The key decision factor is following your dentist and oral surgeon's recommendations. Maintain regular checkups and cleanings in order to stay on top of the development and status of your wisdom teeth.

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