Wisdom teeth are molars that typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 25. While some wisdom teeth completely break through the gums and grow in regularly, others may become impacted and remain under the gums, growing horizontally, or breaking through but only slightly. Wisdom teeth typically become impacted due to crowding. While some wisdom teeth don’t have to be removed, there are many reasons why they should be.
Reasons for wisdom teeth removal
It is encouraged that your wisdom teeth be removed as they are more susceptible to cavities and infection. It’s difficult to get all the way back in your mouth to clean these teeth, so bacteria tends to grow more easily. Wisdom teeth should be removed when they’re causing pain or colliding with other teeth due to limited space.
Wisdom teeth removal process
Wisdom teeth removal is typically quick and painless. You will likely feel a pressure, but the dentist will put you under anesthesia so you won’t feel a thing. Although you can get your wisdom teeth out at any point, it’s recommended to do it at a younger age when the healing process is easier.