There are many things that your dentist monitors during your regular dental checkups. The growth of your wisdom teeth are one of those important things! When you are between the ages of 17 to 21 years old, chances are that your third molars will begin to erupt. Many young adults get their wisdom teeth removed for various reasons, including infection, pain, growth problems and impacted wisdom teeth issues. However, some people don’t need to have them extracted until years later. Why do people get their wisdom teeth extracted? Can you keep your wisdom teeth? Is it really necessary to have wisdom teeth extraction?
Wisdom teeth are also known as the third molars, which are the last permanent teeth to erupt in your mouth. Some people have enough room in their mouth for wisdom teeth to erupt completely, while a few people don’t grow wisdom teeth at all. For most people, wisdom teeth are removed during one’s younger adult years and wisdom teeth extraction is a common procedure that many people go through. Removing wisdom teeth can prevent oral problems, such as crowding impacted teeth, damaged nerves, cavities, gum problems, and misalignment. If you’re experiencing pain and your wisdom teeth are causing problems for you, your dentist will highly recommend extraction as a solution.
While many people have their wisdom teeth removed, some can keep them if they’re not causing any pain or other dental problems. Every person’s wisdom teeth are different and only your dentist can tell you if they should be removed or if you can keep them. Proper assessment and evaluation of your wisdom teeth are necessary to know make the decision.
It is essential to be informed and know your options when it comes to your wisdom teeth. Consult with our dentists today and learn more about wisdom tooth extraction. You can contact or visit us at The Dental Room in downtown Calgary.