Deciding if you should get your wisdom teeth removed or not
By the time that most of us are between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five, most of us experience some kind of pain or discomfort in the back of our jaw that lets us know that we might have to a minor oral surgery and get our wisdom teeth removed. For most of us, the pain that we feel around the back of our jaw is a sign that there is not enough room back there and the new molars don’t have enough space to come out. If the molars are left to push their way out instead of being removed by Peakoms Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, they can disrupt the teeth that have already come into your mouth and cause them to shift and move. If this goes on too far your teeth can become crooked and you can end up facing a lot of problems later on.
While most people end up dealing with the potential problems of their wisdom teeth either as late teenagers or in their early twenties, that isn’t necessarily the case for everyone. Some people either never have their wisdom teeth come in or they do but never cause any kind of problem. On the other hand though, some people end up having their wisdom teeth come in much later. This can put anyone who has not had their wisdom teeth come in by the time they are in their mid twenties in a bit of a bind. If you get your wisdom teeth removed when you are young, the teeth haven’t had the chance yet to create big or deep roots which makes the process of getting your wisdom teeth removed easier and less likely to come across problems. People who get their wisdom teeth removed as adults usually have a lot more pain with their wisdom tooth extraction and they have a longer recovery time afterwards. For this reason, a number of people choose to have their wisdom teeth removedby an oral surgeon even if the teeth are not causing them any problems yet. The chance that you are taking with jumping the gun a little bit is of course that if you end up being one of those lucky people who’s wisdom teeth never end up causing them any problems, by getting them extracted prematurely, you are essentially getting an unnecessary minor surgery. Thankfully with a good oral surgeon like the ones at Peakoms Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Center there is not much of a risk of having your wisdom teeth removed but since it is a surgery, there can always be complications or a slight risk.
The good news though is that once you reach thirty years old, your risks for having problems with your wisdom teeth goes down to pretty much nothing. If you ever have any questions or concerns about your wisdom teeth, you can always schedule an appointment with Peakoms Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Implant Centerand get any of your questions answered.