Summertime is Wisdom Teeth Time!!

Did you know that summer is the best season to schedule wisdom teeth extractions? What better time to recover without affecting your child’s school days. Not to mention, summertime is the  perfect time for popsicles and ice cream, which will also help to ease the pain and discomfort.

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Why Your Wisdom Teeth Should be Removed

When you lack sufficient space for your wisdom teeth to erupt properly, some problems can arise. It is best to remove your impacted wisdom teeth before their root structures are completely integrated into the jawbone. In some patients, the removal of third molars may take place as early as 12 or 13 years of age, and in others it may not occur until they are in their late teenage years. It has been observed that impacted wisdom teeth cause severe problems when patients are over 30 years of age.

Here are some problems that can result from not taking out your poorly functioning wisdom teeth.

  • Infection
  • Cyst Formation
  • Possible Crowding
  • Damage to nearby teeth

What If You Don’t Want Your Wisdom Teeth to be Removed as a Teenager or Young Adult?

You can still remove your wisdom teeth in your 30s, 40, or 50s. However, as you get older, the process of their removal becomes more complex, healing is not easy, and the risk of developing complications is increased. When wisdom teeth are growing, their roots increase in size and the jawbone becomes denser; therefore, removing them when they have not been fully developed in younger patients is more desirable. Generally, removing your wisdom teeth early in life is advisable than waiting for age to take its toll on you. 

It’s almost time for summer vacation, so it is a great time to schedule your child’s wisdom teeth removal. Give us a call today! 503-547-8879

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