Wisdom teeth are recommended for removal before they can cause problems, which is usually sometime in the mid-teen years before the wisdom teeth have had a chance to develop completely. Your dentist can closely monitor the development of your wisdom teeth through regular checkups. Dr. Brar at North Sound Oral & Facial Surgery can also provide an evaluation to determine if your teeth need to be extracted early.
It is best to remove wisdom teeth early, but wisdom teeth can also be extracted after they have fully developed. Sometimes, people are unaware that their wisdom teeth are about to cause an issue until pain or other problems occur. Regular oral exams are the best way to ensure that your oral health is in top-notch shape.
Why extract wisdom teeth early?
Wisdom teeth are recommended for extraction before they have a chance to develop completely. Early removal is done for many reasons:
- If the wisdom teeth have not fully developed, they are smaller and therefore easier to remove. Typically, this also means that the procedure is simpler, the surgical sites are smaller, and the recovery is easier.
- Younger patients are known to heal better than older patients. This contributes to a faster recovery and an easier procedure.
- Extracting the wisdom teeth as a preventative measure can save you time, money, and discomfort later.
Wisdom Teeth Extraction in Anacortes, WA
Dr. Brar and the staff at North Sound Oral & Facial Surgery put patient health first. Dr. Brar is highly experienced in the evaluation and extraction of wisdom teeth. If you are interested in having your wisdom teeth removed at North Sound Oral & Facial Surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation.