Wisdom teeth removal is a common procedure that most adults and teenagers undergo. The procedure consists of removing one to four wisdom teeth from the mouth. However, this surgery may be needed at different times of life depending on the person and the condition of their wisdom teeth. Continue reading to learn when the best time to undergo wisdom teeth removal is.
Why Are Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Wisdom teeth are removed for a variety of reasons, but the most common is that there is not enough room in your mouth for the teeth to comfortably come in. When there is not enough room, wisdom teeth can cause painful impactions, or move other teeth into undesirable locations as they push their way into your smile line. To avoid such complications, it is recommended to have them removed early before they cause issues.
When should you get your wisdom teeth removed?
It is important that you speak with an oral surgeon to determine when you should get your wisdom teeth removed. With their expert guidance, you can see on x-rays just how big your wisdom teeth are, and they can examine your mouth to determine whether or not the teeth would fit into your line of teeth. If it is their opinion that you are ready to have them removed, then it is time to plan the surgery.
One other consideration that you have to take into account is if you have enough time to recover. The summer time is often a great season to get your wisdom teeth extracted because you may have the summer off, or you may be able to take enough time off from work to comfortably recover at home. If you have the time and your surgeon’s recommendation, then get your procedure scheduled!
Speak to a Surgeon
Shawn B. Davis at Oral & Facial Surgery Institute can remove your teeth efficiently. Call the office today (435) 238-7083 if you have questions or want to discuss the procedure with a professional.