The right age to have your wisdom teeth removed is as soon as they start to develop. Most wisdom teeth develop during the late teens or early twenties. Dentists and oral surgeons recommend having them removed during this time because the extraction process is easier when the third molars and their roots have not fully formed.
Some people aren’t aware they have wisdom teeth until they experience problems, such as pain or swelling in the back of the mouth. You can avoid these issues and more from arising by having your wisdom teeth taken out as soon as possible. Your general dentist is often the first person to identify wisdom teeth during routine checkups. Once detected, your dentist will refer you to an oral surgeon for an evaluation and to determine the right time for your wisdom tooth removal procedure.
Although it is recommended that you have your wisdom teeth removed when they first develop, you can have them extracted at any age. At Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock, we see many adults in their thirties and beyond come in to have their wisdom teeth taken out.
If wisdom teeth are left untreated into adulthood, their roots can become more firmly embedded into the jaw bone, making the extraction process more complex. However, Dr. Ioppolo is a highly skilled oral surgeon who can extract wisdom teeth for patients of all ages. If you experience pain or other symptoms due to wisdom teeth, having them extracted can quickly alleviate the discomfort and prevent future problems from occurring.
Dr. Ioppolo regularly extracts wisdom teeth at our office in Lubbock, TX. Our team makes the oral surgery experience smooth and easy, and wep* answer all of your questions so that you can be informed about your care. Contact Hill & Ioppolo Oral & Dental Implant Surgery of Lubbock today if you or your child have wisdom teeth and need them extracted.