In general, wisdom teeth are removed by the age of 25. Wisdom teeth extraction is common among older teenagers, usually before they begin college. Wisdom teeth are removed due to the risk of impaction, infection, jaw fractures and a host of other issues.
But for some, wisdom teeth grow in perfectly and there is really no need to remove them. So, what are the benefits of keeping healthy wisdom teeth? Find out below!
Perhaps the biggest benefit of keeping healthy wisdom teeth is not having to go through oral surgery. For most patients, all four wisdom teeth are removed due to the placement of the teeth and issues they can present later on.
When wisdom teeth are healthy, they do not have to be removed, so no surgery is needed. Patients will avoid having to deal with the pain after surgery as well as not being able to eat solid foods for some time.
There are always risks with surgery, from infection after the procedure to reactions from medications during the surgery. By not having to endure wisdom teeth removal, you avoid such risks.
Caring for Wisdom Teeth
One of the main reasons that wisdom teeth are removed is the issue of cleaning. Wisdom teeth are located at the back of the mouth and can be hard to reach when it comes to proper brushing and flossing.
If you are keeping your wisdom teeth, be sure to clean them well each and every day. With proper cleaning, you will maintain good teeth health overall and not have to worry about any issues with the hard to reach wisdom teeth.
If you are undecided about wisdom teeth removal, give us a call. We will help you to determine if removing your wisdom teeth is the right decision for you or your family member.
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Nicholas Dose, DMD 601 1st Street Suite A Lake Oswego, OR 97034-2370