WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GET YOUR WISDOM TEETH REMOVED?
Have you ever wondered what wisdom teeth are and why they exist? Might have heard people say that when you take your wisdom teeth out, your wisdom is lost! [jokes] Our Team at Smile Doctors is specialized in wisdom teeth extractions and can provide you more information in regards to it.
WHAT ARE WISDOM TEETH? Wisdom teeth are the farthest back molars in your mouth. Normally, there are four wisdom teeth with two being on the top and two on the bottom; however, everyone is different and some people might not even get them at all.
WHY IS EXTRACTION NEEDED? In most cases, extracting wisdom teeth early is beneficial because they do more harm the longer they are not removed. If wisdom teeth are allowed to remain, problems can develop and eventually need to be removed. Signs that can help you in regards to when is the best time to extract them:
- Your Wisdom Teeth Hurt: experiencing pain around your wisdom teeth area usually indicates that either there is a cavity forming and an infection developing.
- Gums Are Inflamed: gum tissue around the wisdom teeth area is tender and inflamed, making proper oral hygiene painful.
- Cavity On Wisdom Teeth: not taking care of the cavity for too long causes pain and infection in the area, sometimes, causing bacteria to even spread to adjacent teeth as well.
If you notice any of the above-listed symptoms or would like more information about wisdom teeth extractions, please contact us at 714.771.0058. We are here to ensure that you can have that glowing smile for a lifetime!