In general, it’s best to have your wisdom teeth removed before they have a chance to cause problems. Most dental professionals recommend having your wisdom teeth extracted around the mid-teen years before the teeth are fully developed. Our office in Amarillo can examine your condition to determine if you need your wisdom teeth extracted early. Having regular dental checkups throughout adolescence is the best way to know when exactly to have your wisdom teeth removed.
While it’s best to remove wisdom teeth early, some people don’t know that their wisdom teeth are causing problems until pain or other issues arise. It is still possible to have wisdom teeth extracted once they are fully developed, and it’s always a good idea to have your teeth examined regularly to ensure that everything is normal and healthy.
Why extract wisdom teeth early?
Extracting wisdom teeth early is a good idea because
- Early extraction means the teeth are smaller. The smaller teeth are easier to remove, leaving smaller surgical sites, which leads to an easier procedure and recovery for the patient.
- Younger patients tend to have better healing capabilities, which contribute to an easier overall procedure and recovery.
- Extracting teeth before they start to cause oral health problems can save you time and discomfort later on.
Wisdom Teeth Extractions at Amarillo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
At Amarillo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgeons can evaluate and extract wisdom teeth at any stage of development. Our surgical staff has years of experience extracting wisdom teeth, and they are trained and experienced at administering anesthesia for your comfort and safety. If you are interested in having your wisdom teeth removed at our practice, contact our office for more information.