It is possible for aching in the jaw, and some jaw swelling which indicate the need for extraction.to erupt normally with enough space in the jaw, but few are fortunate enough for that to happen. Many will experience gum pain,
Our Washington, MI, dentist can thoroughly examine your mouth and confirm the position of the wisdom teeth before moving forward with removal.
When Do Wisdom Teeth Typically Come In?
On average, wisdom teeth begin to show up on X-rays between the ages of 17 and 25. Also known as your third molars, wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to erupt in your mouth. Fun fact: some people may never even develop wisdom teeth at all!
Since most patients run into problems regarding their wisdom teeth, a surgical procedure performed by our dentist is needed to extract them. The oral surgery should take about an hour or less depending on your given situation. We will make sure you receive anesthesia so you feel no pain during the tooth removal.
Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Removal
If you’re like most people out there, you’ll need to have your wisdom teeth extracted at some point. In terms of why removal is necessary, there are a few reasons. Our dentist will be sure to discuss his dental exam findings with you and let you know if extraction is something that should be pursued.
Wisdom teeth are often extracted because:
- There is not enough space in the jaw for an extra set of molars.
- They are erupting at a bad angle that will result in them pressing against other teeth.
- They are impacted which means they could be trapped in your jawbone or gums.