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Wisdom teeth are often referred to as the third set of molars since they are shaped like the other two sets of molars and located in the back of the mouth near the throat as well. Wisdom teeth are always removed if they are misaligned, impacted, or partially erupted because this can cause a lot of problems. Some issues include damage to the nerves, tissues, or bones. Removing unhealthy wisdom teeth preserves the remaining teeth that are healthy, protecting your smile.
Every year, five million people need their wisdom teeth removed. Trust Platinum Dental Care Provo to care for your teeth and call us today!
When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?
Timing is different for every patient. As a general rule, we wait until the adult teeth have grown in, but our dentists consult with each patient before deciding the right time to remove wisdom teeth for them.
Typically wisdom teeth are removed during teenage or early adulthood years (ages 18-25). This helps make the wisdom teeth extraction easier and the healing process faster.
Look out for these symptoms after
Wisdom Teeth Removal
- Bleeding for longer than 24 hours after the surgery
- Numb lip, tongue, and mouth (could be a sign that there is some nerve damage
- Dry sockets which is the inflammation of the tooth socket
- Pain or swelling in the gums
Make your appointment at Platinum Dental Care Provo and learn how to protect your teeth today!