When is the Best Time to Remove Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are vestigial teeth that we don’t need to chew our food, therefore they develop very slowly and relatively late, usually between the age of 10 and 25. Being unused teeth, they can cause very serious dental problems, such as pain, infections and teeth crowding, that’s why most people need to have them removed at some point in their lives.

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Whether or not to extract wisdom teeth is always a decision best made by a wisdom teeth removal Colorado Springs dental practice based on the condition of the molar, its position and its impact on the other tooth in the row. Some people have healthy wisdom teeth that erupt and grow correctly and never cause any problems, but if the molar grows in an incorrect direction or if it fails to erupt properly or if it pushes the other teeth, it must be removed.

Another feature that gives wisdom teeth a bad reputation is the difficulty that most people encounter cleaning them and the molar’s resulting susceptibility to decay. Being the last teeth in each row, wisdom teeth are difficult to reach with toothbrushes and almost impossible to reach with dental floss, therefore they are usually the first teeth that need dental treatment, usually soon after they erupt.