For many reasons, most dental professionals recommend having wisdom teeth extracted before they have fully grown into the mouth. Usually, the early to mid-teen years is a good time to make sure your wisdom teeth are not posing a risk to your oral health. Regular dental checkups are crucial in the management of wisdom teeth-related oral health conditions because even wisdom teeth that appear to be growing in properly can change course and start to cause problems.
Although removal is easier at earlier development stages, sometimes it is hard to know that there is a problem with your wisdom teeth before it is too late. When wisdom teeth have already grown in, it is still a good idea to have them checked regularly. Removal is possible for fully developed wisdom teeth, and taking preventive measures is important to preserve your oral health.
Benefits of Early Extraction
There are many benefits to removing wisdom teeth before they are fully developed:
- Easier procedure and recovery for patients. Wisdom teeth are smaller at earlier stages of development, which leads to a less invasive procedure and a faster healing time for patients.
- Prevention of oral health problems. Extracting your wisdom teeth early can prevent oral health problems before they occur, saving you time, money, and discomfort later on.
Wisdom Teeth Removals at Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Our oral surgeons are experts at extracting wisdom teeth at any developmental stage. All oral surgeons are experts at administering anesthesia for the most comfortable extraction procedure possible. Most patients don’t even realize the procedure has begun by the time it is already over. If you think your wisdom teeth may be in need of removal, contact us for more information. One of our staff members would be happy to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our skilled oral surgeons. We have office locations in Sioux Falls, SD, Mitchell, SD, Brookings, SD, and Yankton, SD, for your convenience.