Removing your wisdom teeth can help to prevent a variety of dental problems later in life. Unfortunately, the vast majority of patients just don’t have enough room for these third molars to come in fully. This leaves them either impacted or only partially able to come up through the gums. Removal is needed to prevent issues with infection, inflammation, pain and damage to surrounding teeth.
Most patients who have impacted wisdom teeth are good candidates for the procedure. If your wisdom teeth don’t have enough room to fully come through the gums, it’s a good idea to remove them as soon as possible. By removing the teeth, you’re saving yourself from future problems and possible orthodontic issues that could be detrimental to the health of your smile. A simple exam and x-ray can help in determining if you’ll need your wisdom teeth removed.