How Do I Know When the Right Time to get my Wisdom Teeth Removed Is?
Posted on 2/8/2021 by Dr. Chad Rebhun
Almost everyone has heard of someone getting their wisdom teeth extracted or have had their own wisdom teeth pulled. It is a very common procedure, one which occurs with regularity. The wisdom teeth tend to start erupting sometime in the late teen years and cause a host of problems to the oral cavity. They can cause pain and discomfort along the lower and upper jaw. This can increase while chewing. Headaches are often associated with erupting wisdom teeth too.
The Lucky Ones
Some patients are lucky and never develop wisdom teeth at all. While it is rare, it does occur. Others have wisdom teeth that erupt with no problems at all. Those are the lucky ones. Most patients have wisdom teeth which come in at improper angles or beneath the other molars in the back which can cause the teeth to become misaligned which can, in turn, cause the jaw to become misaligned. When this happens, the bite motion changes which can cause abnormal wear to the teeth because the bite surface changes.
Wisdom Teeth Eruption
The wisdom teeth eruption is tracked by x-rays during regular cleanings and evaluations. If wisdom teeth do not come in properly and are in need of extraction, it needs to be done sooner than later. By delaying the extraction, the wisdom teeth will continue to move and try and erupt wherever they can. They will choose the path of least resistance even if it is not the appropriate place. Some patients have had them erupt through the roof of the mouth or the floor of the mouth while others have had them erupt through the side of the gums. To avoid these issues, it is imperative patients have regular checkups to track the eruption of their wisdom teeth. That way the extraction process can be scheduled accordingly.
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