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Wisdom teeth removal is almost like getting braces – it’s seen as a rite of passage for many in their teens, and both are necessary for a large amount of the population if they want to have straight, healthy teeth. Some people never need braces or wisdom tooth removal, but those people are in the minority.

With that in mind, let’s look at some advice on when you should start to consider getting wisdom teeth removed.

Generally, wisdom teeth start to attempt to erupt from your gums at some point after all of your permanent teeth have emerged. It’s not unheard of for emerging wisdom teeth to become crowded in the back of your mouth or even impacted. An impacted wisdom tooth can cause to pain, infection and potentially damaging your molars.

Early symptoms that your wisdom teeth are trying to emerge from your gums, often involves a deep ache in the gums or rear of the jaw.

Even if one or more of your wisdom teeth manage to emerge from your gums without impaction or other complications, it will need to be brushed and flossed twice a day like the rest of your teeth. Unfortunately, wisdom teeth can often be hard to clean, making them prone to tooth decay while promoting gum disease.

While it might be tempting to let them stay in the back of your mouth it can lead to issues later on. If you choose not to have them extracted later in life you may experience a much longer recovery time.

Here at Island Dental we have extensive experience with wisdom tooth removal and can’t wait to help you. Call us today at 480-719-7941 to schedule a consultation.