Wisdom teeth are the last set of molars to erupt in our mouths. The average age wisdom teeth erupt is between 17 and 25. Every person has a different experience with wisdom teeth and when they erupt in the mouth. Many people have smaller mouths, and this contributes to issues. Issues can develop if wisdom teeth do not have enough room.
It is important to pay attention to the signs when wisdom teeth erupt, so you can tell if there are any issues. Our team will check patient’s wisdom teeth between the ages of 16 and 19 years old. Depending on each individual’s situation, we may recommend you get them removed. The average age wisdom teeth should be removed is between the ages of 17 and 25. Removing wisdom teeth can prevent future issues in the mouth as we age.
Reasons wisdom teeth are removed:
- Wisdom teeth are causing pain in the mouth or gums.
- Teeth are crowded in the mouth and more room is needed.
- Infection is present around the wisdom teeth.
- Wisdom teeth are impacted or stuck under the gums, and cannot erupt properly.
There are certain signs or symptoms to look out for. Be sure if you experience any of these signs to contact our office. We will take x-rays and determine a course of action to ensure your wisdom teeth are handled properly. Our team will monitor your wisdom teeth regularly to prevent any issues is the future.
Signs or symptoms wisdom teeth need removal:
- Pain in the back of your mouth or jaw
- Swelling or jaw stiffness
- Bad breath
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Wisdom teeth rubbing against other teeth in the mouth.
If wisdom teeth are not removed and cared for properly, problems can develop. Overcrowding can occur in the mouth and cause your other teeth to overlap each other. Our team at Evan Baker, DDS can ensure we prevent you from having problems in the future with proper wisdom teeth treatment and removal.
Call us today to make an appointment and discuss how we can care for your wisdom teeth.