At What Age Should I Get My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are something almost everyone will deal with at some point in their late teens or early 20s. But why do we even have these teeth, and why do they wait so long to make their appearance? Most people don’t have room in their mouths for them, which leads to frustrating problems like overcrowding, discomfort, and a higher risk of cavities. Fort Worth Oral Surgery sees hundreds of patients every year who are curious about how old they should be when they have their wisdom teeth removed, and many people are concerned about whether or not the removal process will be painful. These frequently asked questions are important, so they are exactly what we will talk about in this blog.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

The truth is, there is no perfect or ideal age at which our doctors recommend you have your wisdom teeth removed. This is largely based on the sheer fact that everyone is different, everyone develops differently, and everyone’s mouths are built differently. However, the younger you are when you have your wisdom teeth removed, the better. When you’re young, your jawbone is softer; therefore, the removal of your wisdom teeth is easier, and the healing process goes much quicker.

Sedation Makes Patients Comfortable During the Wisdom Tooth Removal Process

No matter how old you are when you have your wisdom teeth removed, rest assured our doctors will provide excellent care and a comfortable experience by using sedation dentistry for all wisdom teeth removal procedures. Most patients receive sedation dentistry in the form of local anesthesia, laughing gas, or general anesthesia. By providing their patients with these sedation dentistry options, our doctors are able to ensure your safety and comfort during your entire procedure. Your overall health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to our doctors, so when you visit our office for your consultation, be sure to fully detail your entire medical history with your doctor. This information is key in providing the correct form of sedation dentistry for your particular needs.

Other Factors That Help Determine When You Should Have Your Wisdom Teeth Removed

Your teeth have shifted and become crowded
If you’ve started noticing that your existing teeth seem to be shifting or getting crowded, you probably need to visit one of our doctors for an evaluation to determine if you should have your wisdom teeth removed.

You’re experiencing pain and inflammation
If you’ve recently started experiencing pain or inflammation in your gums or jawbone, you might need to have your wisdom teeth removed. Call Fort Worth Oral Surgery today to schedule a consultation so our doctors can make the best recommendation for your specific needs. Let Our Experienced Doctors Remove Your Wisdom Teeth If you think or know, that your wisdom teeth are coming in, the best thing you can do is make an appointment at Fort Worth Oral Surgery for a consultation. During your visit, one of our doctors will fully examine your mouth, take x-rays, and discuss the wisdom tooth removal process with sedation dentistry. All of our doctors are residents of Fort Worth and have extensive experience in performing oral surgery with sedation dentistry. Let our surgeons take care of your wisdom teeth! Call (817) 731-2789 today!

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