Associated Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Importance of checking wisdom teeth

May 18, 2023
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bad position, chronic gum disease, infection, hard to clean

Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that typically emerge in the late teenage years or early twenties. While some people have enough space in their mouth to accommodate these teeth, many others experience problems when their wisdom teeth start to grow.

Here are some reasons why wisdom teeth should be removed earlier rather than later:

  1. Impacted teeth: Wisdom teeth often become impacted, meaning they don't fully emerge from the gum line. This can lead to infection, pain, and damage to surrounding teeth.
  2. Crowding: Wisdom teeth can cause overcrowding, shifting the alignment of your other teeth, and causing bite problems.
  3. Decay and gum disease: Wisdom teeth are harder to clean properly, which can make them more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease.
  4. Lower risk of complications: The procedure is generally easier and associated with fewer complications when performed in younger people, as the roots of the teeth are not fully developed and the bone is less dense.

Overall, removing wisdom teeth earlier can help prevent potential dental problems and make the procedure easier and less painful. It's important to consult with your Oral Surgeon's, Dr. Roger Badwal or Dr. Anthony Camillo  to determine if wisdom teeth removal is necessary and the best timing for the procedure.