Wisdom teeth can commonly cause a host of oral health complications, such as overcrowding, impaction, infection, pain, cysts, dental shifting, and more. Depending on the severity, these complications can be costly and painful to treat. However, many dental health professionals recommend that wisdom teeth are removed early — before complications can develop — to reduce or avoid this scenario.
Sometime between the late teen and early adulthood years, wisdom teeth erupt through the gums and into the mouth. When wisdom teeth are removed earlier, around the early to mid-teen years, the surgical procedure tends to be smoother and result in a faster recovery.
When is the right time for your child’s wisdom teeth to be evaluated by a dental health professional?
Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery provides customized oral surgery treatments with the highest standard of care. Dr. Amir Marashi and Dr. Arman Haghighi perform a wide scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures in our office in Fort Mill, SC, including wisdom teeth removal. If you or your child have been recommended for wisdom teeth removal, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Drs. Marashi and Haghighi, our experienced oral surgeons.
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Why should wisdom teeth be removed early?
Wisdom teeth are often recommended for early removal for many reasons. Generally, most people are unable to accommodate four extra molars in their mouths. In addition, wisdom teeth can cause many oral health issues, such as impaction, infection, pain, and dental shifting. Removal of wisdom teeth is recommended for most patients to avoid or reduce these complications.
Many dental health professionals recommend wisdom teeth removal in the early to mid-teen years. Extracting wisdom teeth before they are fully developed is beneficial for a few reasons:
Easier surgical procedure and recovery. Wisdom teeth that are not fully developed tend to be easier to extract, which makes for a smoother procedure. In addition, younger patients tend to heal faster due to their body’s natural healing abilities.
Preserve oral health. Significant oral health issues, such as infection, impaction, and dental shifting, may be reduced or avoided entirely with an early wisdom tooth extraction. This also means that the patient may be saved from the added time, expense, and discomfort that can come from treating these complications in the future.
When you and your child visit Greater Charlotte Oral & Facial Surgery in Fort Mill, SC, you will receive the highest quality of care by Drs. Marashi and Haghighi and their experienced administrative and surgical teams. Our doctors will perform a complete oral evaluation and determine the right course of treatment with your individual needs and oral health goals in mind.