Wisdom teeth are the last adult teeth to grow in, usually appearing between the ages of 17-25. Like any other tooth, wisdom teeth can become impacted, infected, or cause crowding and misalignment of other teeth in your mouth. So when is it time to remove them? Let's find out.
At OG Dental, we recommend removing your wisdom teeth if they become impacted or cause pain due to infection. Impacted wisdom teeth are those that cannot fully erupt through the gums because there isn't enough space for them in your mouth. They may be partially erupted and visible or completely hidden beneath the surface of the gums. In either case, this can cause significant discomfort, as well as infection and damage to surrounding healthy teeth and bone structure.
If you're experiencing any type of pain in your back molars, it's important to have them checked by your Denver CO dentist at OG Dental right away. Our team will thoroughly evaluate your oral health and determine whether it's time to remove your wisdom teeth or not. While impacted wisdom teeth require removal in most cases, sometimes they may not need extraction if they're still functional and properly aligned with the rest of your bite.
We believe that removing impacted wisdom teeth can offer many benefits for our patients' oral health now and in the future. These include improved comfort due to less crowding of other teeth; reduced risk of gum disease; fewer chances for decay; and easier access for regular brushing and flossing. Additionally, early removal can help reduce recovery time after surgery since patients tend to heal faster before age 25 due to stronger bones at younger ages.
For some people, removing their wisdom teeth is one of the best decisions they've ever made for their long-term oral health—but only if done at the right time! At OG Dental in Denver CO, we understand how important it is to know when it’s time to remove one’s wisdom teeth - so don’t hesitate to give us a call today! Our staff will provide you with all the information you need about what options are available so that you can make an informed decision about when (or if) you should proceed with removal. We look forward helping you maintain a healthy smile!