Some dentists and oral surgeons think it’s best to have impacted wisdom teeth removed (extracted) before you’re 20 years old, because it’s easier to take them out when the roots and bones of your teeth are softer and not fully formed.
Wisdom teeth that are healthy and come in properly don’t cause problems.
Is removing wisdom teeth necessary?
Some dentists recommend removing wisdom teeth if they don’t fully emerge. According to the American Dental Association, wisdom teeth removal may be necessary if you experience changes in the area of those teeth, such as: Pain. Repeated infection of soft tissue behind the lower last tooth.3 Dec 2016
What happens if you don’t remove your wisdom teeth?
However, if your mouth doesn’t have adequate room and you do not have your wisdom teeth removed, it can lead to overcrowding, crooked teeth, or even an impaction. Having impacted wisdom teeth essentially means that the teeth are stuck in your bone below the gum line.21 Jan 2019
Is wisdom tooth removal painful?
You shouldn’t feel any pain as your wisdom teeth are removed because the area will be numb. However, if you do feel pain during the procedure, tell your dentist or oral surgeon so they can give you more anaesthetic. How long it takes to remove the tooth will vary.