If wisdom teeth are fully erupted and they are straight without causing pain, there is no need to remove them. However, with the advent of oral hygiene tools and awareness of oral health, it is ironic that young adults are keeping their teeth longer and causing crowding and impaction of their wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth are not removed at this early adult stage, they will tend to cause problems in the future especially when the roots of these teeth mature and get closer to vital nerve structures making it harder for these teeth to be removed in the future if problems arise. These problems can range from decay, gum disease, lack of access to clean the areas behind these teeth.
We recommend removing impacted wisdom teeth at early adult stages between the ages of 15 to 25 years old. We have modern equipment and tools to assess the difficulties in removing these teeth such as CBCT scanner and panoramic machine. We also can perform oral sedation under local anesthesia to minimize the trauma associated with these procedures.
Contact the office of Complete Family Dentistry for all your oral surgery health needs. Call us at (954) 564-3244 to schedule your appointment now. We are conveniently located at 3015 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale.