What Is the Most Common Age to have Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are the last to erupt, their development process not being complete until around the age of 18-20. While many dentists don’t recommend the extraction of wisdom teeth if they do not cause problems, others argue that they are best removed as soon as they erupt completely to avoid any issues later.

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By our early 20’s, our wisdom teeth are fully erupted, meaning that they have protruded through the gum and the development of their root as well as of their crown is complete. If their direction of growth is correct, they might not cause any issues, but even so, they are very difficult to clean properly, therefore they are more prone to developing cavities and infections than other teeth. Many people, however, suffer from wisdom teeth growing in the wrong direction right from the beginning. According to highly regarded wisdom teeth removal Castle Rock oral surgeons, the issue can be very serious – wisdom teeth can be growing horizontally, pushing the entire line of teeth in the opposite direction and leading to crowding, which can make the entire line of teeth sensitive, even painful and more prone to problems. In such cases, the removal of the wisdom teeth is the right solution – it can be done at any age, but the earlier, the better.