Why Remove Wisdom Teeth?

People often think wisdom teeth removal in Mesa and Gilbert, AZ, is only required if they cause problems. Our wisdom teeth dentist recommends removing these teeth before becoming problematic. While many people don’t notice problems, wisdom teeth can cause undetected issues that require wisdom tooth extraction. If you’re looking for a wisdom teeth specialist near me, we recommend scheduling a consultation with us.

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FAQ about Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth can cause pain and discomfort at any age, but most dentists recommend having them out around ages 18-24. At this time, the root is 2/3 developed and is easiest to extract.

Wisdom teeth are large molars that will or will attempt to erupt in the behind your other adult molars. If there is not enough room for the wisdom teeth to erupt, the gums can become infected, the secondary molar can be prone to cavities due to limited space to brush and floss around it, and it can contribute to severe crowding.
A dry socket is essentially an open wound. When the wisdom tooth is extracted, the body will create a blood clot to block that space and begin to heal. If that blood clot prematurely falls out of the socket, it is left open. Dry sockets can become filled with foods, bacteria, and other unpleasant materials causing pain and possibly infection.