Should I get my wisdom teeth removed? Is it really necessary?
If your dentist suggests you remove your wisdom teeth, then there’s probably a reason why. Wisdom teeth, or the third molars that grow in at the back of your mouth don’t always need to be removed. However, your wisdom teeth can cause issues later on in life, and more often than not, it is in your best interest to have them removed. Since wisdom teeth are your last teeth to grow in, there are a variety of problems and symptoms that can arise. Wisdom teeth symptoms can include pain or infection, crowding out of other teeth, or impacted teeth (when the tooth is stuck and cannot break through your gum).
If you are over the age of 30 and have not experienced any of these symptoms, then it is likely that you will never need to remove your wisdom teeth. However, if you are younger, then it is worth having your dentist check your wisdom teeth, even if you haven’t experienced any of these symptoms. It is important to make sure that your wisdom teeth won’t cause you any issues in the future, and the best way to do this is by scheduling an appointment with a dentist near you at Gorgeous Smile to discuss your options.