There comes a time in everyone’s life when the wisdom teeth, which are the teeth that grow in the very back of your top and lower jaw, begin to come in, and need to be removed. There are some rare cases where the teeth do not need to be removed. However, most of the time, you will need them to be removed. The reason wisdom teeth are so popular for removal is because they can ruin your smile as they come in. There is not much room back there for large teeth to grow and form, so what they do is push against your existing teeth, and this can cause overcrowding, misalignment, and general pain. You certainly do not want wisdom teeth to ruin a perfect smile. This is especially true for people who paid quite a bit for dental fixes during their teenage years. A smile that was enhanced by braces, or other orthodontic procedures, can be destroyed by wisdom teeth.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Come In?
The time that wisdom teeth come in is different for everyone. Sometimes, they can come in as early as 18 years old. They can also show up at late as your late twenties. Although, the average age for a person to get their wisdom teeth is between 20-22 years of age. You will at least experience them coming in around that time. You will experience pressure and sometimes a bit of pain when they begin to come in. When they do start to come in, make sure you make a dentist appointment, so that you can have a plan about your wisdom teeth. If you have regular visits, as you should, your dentist will talk to you about your wisdom teeth before they come in.
How Are They Removed?
Some people’s wisdom teeth can bring about some serious problems. Tooth extraction can be a simple procedure done by your dentist, but for some who experience problems, a special dentist or surgeon may have to extract them. wisdom teeth can become compacted, which means that they are pressing against other teeth and are causing pain. These teeth need surgery for removal. If you are at risk for complications during surgery, you may have to receive the procedure in a hospital, where you would be safe if anything were to go wrong.
Please call our Punta Gorda dentist office today to schedule your consultation. You can review any and all concerns or questions you may have with your dentist. The office can be reached at (941) 639-8030.