If there are signs that developing wisdom teeth could cause eventual problems, we recommend they be removed while the patient is young and the roots of the teeth won’t be fully developed yet.
Understanding Impaction and Eruption
Wisdom teeth typically appear between the ages of 17 and 25 years. Impacted wisdom teeth do not completely erupt, or come all the way through the gums. Impaction and eruption can cause some pain, discomfort and a host of other oral health problems.
What If I Don’t Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Patient has Wisdom Teeth Removed in Tampa, FLIf you choose not to have your wisdom teeth removed, you may experience significant oral health issues at some point in your life. Even healthy wisdom teeth can pose a risk and may contribute to tooth decay in the back of the mouth because they are difficult to keep clean.
How Long is the Healing Process?
The complete healing process after any type of tooth extraction procedure typically takes a few weeks or a few months. Most patients feel fairly comfortable about two weeks after a wisdom tooth removal procedure.
Wisdom Teeth Removal in Tampa, FL
If you are experiencing wisdom tooth pain and we find that your wisdom teeth need to be removed, we can perform a simple or surgical extraction to remove the teeth under local anesthesia. If the tooth is fully impacted or the wisdom teeth have not erupted through the gums, we may need to perform oral surgery. If the tooth has fully erupted, we can perform a simple extraction to remove the tooth.
Signs You Need Your Wisdom Teeth Removed
There are several warning signs that you may need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Wisdom tooth pain can be a sign of infection in the mouth so having your wisdom teeth removed can prevent further infection. If your wisdom teeth did not come in straight, this may affect your bite alignment and make other teeth shift or move. In some cases, wisdom teeth can cause tooth decay around adjacent teeth.