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By the time you become a teenager, you should have lost your baby teeth and gained most of your permanent teeth. Your wisdom teeth, or third molars, usually emerge during the late teens or early twenties. These teeth are located at the back of the jaw and are the last to emerge. Often, the jaw is too small to accommodate these final teeth, meaning the wisdom teeth may grow at odd angles or remain submerged under gum and bone. You may not notice any symptoms immediately, but if you choose to leave your wisdom teeth in place, it could result in problems later on. We recommend wisdom teeth removal as a preventative measure to ensure ongoing comfort and robust oral health.

Are Wisdom Teeth Really Necessary?

In previous generations, wisdom teeth were often helpful because they replaced molars that had become decayed or broken. Today, dental care has improved to the point that most of us do not face these problems, meaning wisdom teeth are unnecessary. Because they have insufficient space, these teeth typically do more harm than good.

Why Have the Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Having your wisdom teeth removed preventatively means you can avoid several common issues. Some of the consequences of leaving your wisdom teeth include:

When Is the Best Time to Have Wisdom Teeth Removed?

If you ever experience any of the symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth, that is a sure sign that it is time for you to schedule treatment. Some of these symptoms include:

Even if you do not have any symptoms from your wisdom teeth, removing them as early as possible is often a good idea. Preventative wisdom teeth removal can help you enjoy long-term comfort and oral health without dealing with these consequences. Preventive treatment is simply much easier than dealing with wisdom teeth complications down the road.

Find Out More About Wisdom Teeth Removal

It is important to schedule a consultation with an oral surgeon to discuss your options for removing your wisdom teeth before they affect your oral health. At Ridge Oral Surgery, we are committed to providing personalized care to ensure optimal oral health. Don’t let the potential risks of not removing your wisdom teeth go unchecked; learn more about wisdom teeth removal today, visit Ridge Oral Surgery & dental Implants in Basking Ridge, NJ. Call today to schedule a consultation with our Board certified, dual degree Oral surgeon Dr. Mehrotra!

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