Wisdom teeth erupt at various times in a person’s life, however, most people get them when they are teenagers.

Wisdom teeth can be very useful, though most of the time, they get removed because they often come in facing different directions which can create damage to your other teeth. If they grow into your other teeth, it can also damage the nerves and your jawbone.

Another common issue that people have with their wisdom teeth is that they have trouble coming through their gums. Wisdom teeth that only come in partially allow bacteria to grow around the tooth and gums, leading to more serious problems.

Many dentists prefer to take wisdom teeth out before they cause any problems. Surgery and recovery is also easier when you are younger. If you have wisdom teeth that are starting to cause you problems or you know that you have not had them taken out yet, we would be happy to speak to you about your options.

Following the procedure, it is very common to experience discomfort. You may also experience some pain and swelling in your gums and tooth socket, bleeding (this will stop after about twenty four hours), difficulty opening your jaw, slow-healing gums, and numbness in your mouth and lips. However, you will be back to normal in just a few days!

If you have any questions regarding your wisdom teeth or the process of removing your wisdom teeth, contact us today at (503) 774-3033.