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When Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Posted on 09/01/2017

When Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

When Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Out?  

Wisdom teeth removal is a very common dental procedure, and the likelihood is that you probably have some friends or family that have already had to have theirs taken out by their dentist. If you still have your wisdom teeth, you’re probably wondering if you should get yours removed too, and when the best time would be to get that done. 

While the best time to get your wisdom teeth removed can vary, it will usually be around the time that your wisdom teeth finish developing around the age of 17 to 25 that your dentist will suggest getting them removed. 

Why Do You Need To Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Not everyone needs to get their wisdom teeth removed, but it is a very common procedure since more often than not, it will benefit the overall oral health of the patient.  Your wisdom teeth are the 3rd molar in the very back of your mouth, and are the last teeth to come in among your adult teeth. When the wisdom teeth finish developing, there can be a variety of problems problems since the rest of your mouth has already finished developing, leaving little to no space for the wisdom teeth. As a result, wisdom teeth erupt at strange angles, or sometimes don’t even erupt completely. 

What Happens When A Wisdom Tooth Becomes Impacted? 

A wisdom tooth becomes impacted when it does not burst through the gums completely, often times because there’s not enough room in the mouth for the wisdom teeth to properly fit. Usually, the wisdom teeth end up pushing against other teeth, causing them to move and become crowded, as well as causing general pain and discomfort. Also, if the wisdom teeth does not erupt fully, the area of the gums is more susceptible to bacteria and infection, which can lead to more serious oral problems and issues with the rest of your body. 

How Do I Get My Wisdom Teeth Out?

The first step is to schedule an appointment with your local dentist for a consultation, so they can do an examination of your wisdom teeth and see if they are, or may become, impacted. If your dentist determines that you should get your wisdom teeth removed, they will work with you to schedule an appointment time for your procedure. 

Wisdom teeth removal is a surgical procedure, and anesthesia will be used, so you will need to bring a friend or family member that can give you a ride to and from the appointment. There is a short recovery time as well, but soon you will have a healthier smile! 

Contact Meadows Dental Care Today!

If you have any questions about wisdom teeth or think that you may need yours removed, just contact us at Meadows Dental Care to schedule an appointment. Creating healthy smiles is what we do best, and we are proud to offer our professional dental services to the families of Palatine, IL and the surrounding areas. Our dentists and dental staff look forward to meeting you at your appointment, and providing you with the quality dental care that you deserve.